Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 72 at Masters

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 72 at Masters

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Tiger Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 72 at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods couldn’t muster a charge on Moving Day, as he fired an Even-par 72.

He did so after a bogey-bogey start, though. Regardless, Woods goes into Sunday totally out of contention.

We chronicled his Saturday shot-by-shot. Catch up with what you may’ve missed below:

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 465 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:31 p.m. ET): Tiger finds the right side of the fairway with a 3-wood here. He’ll have about 180 yards in for his second.

APPROACH SHOT (2:34 p.m. ET): This approach shot finishes just over the green. Woods will have about 30 feet for birdie from off the green there. If he two-putts, it’s a par and a 72.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:37 p.m. ET): Tiger actually chips this and runs it about 4 feet by. He has that par putt for 72.

ON THE GREEN (2:40 p.m. ET): Rolls it right in. That’s a 72, Tiger’s best round of the week.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even-par 72 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 17: Par 4, 440 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:18 p.m. ET): Tiger knocks this one out to the right. He’ll have about 150 yards in, but he could have tree trouble. We’ll see.

APPROACH SHOT (2:23 p.m. ET): A decent shot in here. The ball finds the front of the green and he’ll have some 40 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (2:27 p.m. ET): Tiger lags this one up nicely within a foot, and that’s a simple par. He can birdie 18 for a sub-par round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 17 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 16: Par 3, 154 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:06 p.m. ET): Well, that’s what we’re talking about. Tiger goes right after that front-right pin and stuffs this one 5 feet under the hole. Great birdie look upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (2:12 p.m. ET): Yep! No problem. Drains it and gets back to even on the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 16 (+4 overall, T-44)

Hole No. 15: Par 5, 530 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:49 p.m. ET): Tiger goes driver here and this one goes left. It’s down the left side of the fairway and bounds left into the rough. There are trees in the way here, so unless Tiger thinks he can play a 60-yard hook and get to this green in two, he’s laying up.

SECOND SHOT (1:54 p.m. ET): Tiger went high on that shot. It looks like he went over the trees to lay up. It’s a solid one, as he’s down the fairway. He’ll have a wedge third.

THIRD SHOT (1:57 p.m. ET): Points for being aggressive, but that’s a bad miss. Tiger goes for the back pin, but this ball lands in the fringe 10 feet beyond and kicks off a downslope to jump 10 yards beyond the green. That leaves him a really tricky chip for his fourth. May have to go high flop.

AROUND THE GREEN (2 p.m. ET): C’mon Tiger… he tries to play a low spinner, but the fairway around the green grabs that one too much on the bounces and the ball comes to a halt on the back fringe. He’ll have about 20 feet for par from there.

ON THE GREEN (2:02 p.m. ET): That putt comes up about 18 inches short. Never had a chance. Tiger bogeys a par 5. Yikes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 15 (+5 overall, T-44)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 440 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:37 p.m. ET): That driver leaks a little right into the rough. Not a bad shot, and he’ll be fine going into this green.

APPROACH SHOT (1:41 p.m. ET): A firm ugh on that one. He lands that about 30 feet short and right of that back-left pin, and that had no chance. It of course does not stay on that shelf, as a ridge shoots the ball some 30 feet right. He’s left himself maybe 70 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (1:45 p.m. ET): Tiger had 73 feet for birdie here and oh is that a great lag. That ball comes to rest about a foot under the cup. He taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 14 (+4 overall, T-39)

Hole No. 13: Par 5, 510 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:19 p.m. ET): Tiger goes driver off the tee, and this one stays right and ends up in the trees. The ball drops down in the pinestraw, but it is well in there. Even if he has a path to the green, Tiger probably has to hit too low a shot under trees to go for it. Likely a lay up coming.

APPROACH SHOT (1:25 p.m. ET): Oh wow, he went for the green from there. A tree was in his way, so he had to play a low, significant cut around that one from the pinestraw. He tries it, and this turns out OK. The ball finishes left of the green, but it is over the hazard. He’ll have a long pitch from the rough to a back-right pin. Plenty of green to work with from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:28 p.m. ET): That was … Not. Good. Tiger goes for a regular chip and it keeps running and running past the pin all the way off the green and down into a little hollow. He’s probably 25 feet from the pin. Yeesh, that was bad.

AROUND THE GREEN AGAIN (1:31 p.m. ET): Tiger putts it from down there and this ball comes up about 4 feet short of the cup. That is what’s left for par.

ON THE GREEN (1:33 p.m. ET): Tiger rolls that one right in for par. Good. That would’ve been a bad bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 13 (+4 overall, T-39)

Hole No. 12: Par 3, 150 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:13 p.m. ET): HE DID IT! Tiger finds dry land for the first time in three tries. He actually puts it 11 feet right of the cup, too, for a great birdie look.

Tiger plays along. He raises his arms up in mock celebration and gives the safe sign as he finally hits a tee shot that clears the water here. The dude is in good spirits.

ON THE GREEN (1:15 p.m. ET): That was a terrible putt. Maybe just a total misread, because this was a foot left from the start. He taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 12 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 11: Par 4, 505 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:56 p.m. ET): This driver is BELTED down the middle. That is right where you want it.

APPROACH SHOT (1:02 p.m. ET): A solid approach. This one finishes about 20 feet right of the hole and pin-high. This will be no problem.

ON THE GREEN (1:07 p.m. ET): That one was always at least a foot right. But the speed was good, and this is an easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 11 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 495 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:43 p.m. ET): Tiger takes a 3-wood off the tee and this is a PERFECT tee shot. A beautiful draw down the middle and takes the slope even though it’s wet. That’s about 320 yards down the middle.

APPROACH SHOT (12:48 p.m. ET): Messing with that back-right pin is dangerous. So from roughly 175 yards, Tiger harmlessly plops this one 25 feet left of the cup and it sticks there. Good, smart shot. At worst, this should be a two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (12:52 p.m. ET): Tiger liked that putt and it was online, but it stops in the heart 6 inches short. He taps in from there, but that would’ve been a great birdie. He’ll grab another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 10 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 460 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:30 p.m. ET): Wow that is a long way down there. That drive has to be 350+ down the right side of the fairway. That’s going to leave him a great look in to this back pin.

APPROACH SHOT (12:36 p.m. ET): Tiger from 143 … oh that was so mean. He landed this one just short of the pin, and it looked like it would stop about 6 feet away. But the ball spun back a little, and caught the ridge about 10 feet below the hole and rolled all the way down 35 feet short of the hole. He should par. But he was inches from being in pretty tight for a birdie.

ON THE GREEN (12:42 p.m. ET): Tiger makes a good run at that one, but it misses on the right. The ball rolls about 18 inches past and Tiger taps in for par. That’s a nice turnaround for an even-par 36.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 9 (+4 overall, T-41)

Hole No. 8: Par 5, 570 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:15 p.m. ET): Tiger hits this driver a little right. But it clears the bunker and is just fine in the rough over there. He can go for this in two.

APPROACH SHOT (12:20 p.m. ET): Tiger takes iron and doesn’t like it. But this one ends up harmlessly right and front of the green. He’ll have a 30-yard pitch upcoming. Not a hard shot.

AROUND THE GREEN (12:24 p.m. ET): Tiger plays a high pitch and this one spins and stops about 10 feet beyond the pin. That is what’s left for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (12:27 p.m. ET): That was actually maybe 6 feet, and Tiger drizzles that in dead-center. That’s two birdies in three holes!

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 8 (+4 overall, T-38)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 450 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:58 a.m. ET): Tiger hits one about about 320, and this one is a little right. But this is real good. He’ll have a wedge in.

APPROACH SHOT (12;05 p.m. ET): Tiger gets this one about 50 feet right of the hole, as he gets on the wrong side of a slope 25 feet right of the hole, and the ball funnels farther away. He’ll have a LONG birdie putt upcoming. That was not his best shot by any means.

ON THE GREEN (12:10 p.m. ET): Tiger hits his first putt from 50 feet about 8 feet short, but he drains the comebacker for a key par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 7 (+5 overall, T-48)

Hole No. 6: Par 3, 180 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:48 a.m. ET): Tiger hits a pretty one about 8 feet right of the cup. A good birdie look upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (11:55 a.m. ET): Yep, got it! He walked it in, too. That’s a birdie, and he’s back to 1 over on the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 6 (+5 overall, T-48)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 455 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:35 a.m. ET): Tiger goes driver and he loves it. That’s perfect down the right the side of the fairway. He won’t have a wedge n or anything, but he’s in good position.

APPROACH SHOT (11:41 a.m. ET): OK, another solid shot. This one lands about pin-high 10 feet left and takes a big hop forward. The ball scurries to about 30 feet from the cup. This should be another simple two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (11:45 a.m. ET): This putt never had a chance, as it was always going to miss left. But the speed is good here, as it’s been all round. That means another tap-in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 5 (+6 overall, T-50)

Hole No. 4: Par 3, 240 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:25 a.m. ET): Tiger is finally settled down. He fires this one about 20 feet below the flag. A good, solid shot on a tough hole. It should be another par or better.

ON THE GREEN (11:34 a.m. ET): Not a great putt, as that right-to-left curler was always low. But it harmlessly finishes a foot away. That’s another par for TW.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 4 (+6 overall, T-49)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 350 yards

OFF THE TEE (11:11 a.m. ET): Let’s make sure to be clear: It’s rainy out, and the conditions aren’t very good. But Tiger is just playing awful golf right now regardless. He seems to slip on this driver, and the ball veers right toward the trees. It looked like the ball ricocheted backwards amongst the crowd. We’ll see what he has from over there soon enough.

APPROACH SHOT (11:14 a.m. ET): Tiger didn’t have much from over there. His ball ended up in the rough, but he was blocked out by trees. He played a low punch that really had no chance of getting to that green and holding. That ball races just left and short of the green. Now he tries to get up and down.

AROUND THE GREEN (11:18 a.m. ET): Tiger actually found the left greenside bunker that gets very little use. But that one is pretty. He blasts out a spinner, and the ball halts about 4 feet beyond the cup. That’s a quick one coming back downhill, but he has a good chance to save par.

ON THE GREEN (11:22 a.m. ET): That one drops in the right side of the cup, and we have our first par!! Still, it’s a 5-6-4 start for Woods. Not good. Any microscopic hopes he had of contending are now gone.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 3 (+6 overall, T-50)

Hole No. 2: Par 5, 575 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:56 a.m. ET): Tiger goes for the driver again, he’s leaning and this one flies into the right fairway bunker. Almost certainly a lay up coming from there.

SECOND SHOT (11 a.m. ET): Tiger indeed lays up, just short of the crosswalk down there. He could only hit a wedge out of that deep bunker, so he’ll have something like 150 yards in for his third.

THIRD SHOT (11:03 a.m. ET): Seriously, what is going on? Second straight approach that comes up 20 yards short in a bunker. Just terrible. It’s colder today and rainy, but you’ve got adjust for that. No excuse for those first two approaches. He now has to get up and down to avoid bogey-bogey start.

AROUND THE GREEN (11:05 a.m. ET): That was a tough shot, and it showed. Tiger gets this one to finish about 10 feet under the hole. He has that lengthy effort left to avoid a bogey-bogey start.

ON THE GREEN (11:08 a.m. ET): That putt looks good, but curls left and under the hole at the last second. This is a brutal bogey-bogey start. This is just TW’s second career bogey on this hole.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 2 (+6 overall, T-50)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 445 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:40 a.m. ET): Tiger launches a driver down there, and while this does creep into the left rough, this one is good. That one races a long way down there, and it’s sitting fine just in the left rough. He should be able to have a good look in from there.

APPROACH SHOT (10:46 a.m. ET): This is miserable. That was a 338-yard poke from Tiger and he had just 106 yards in … and he dumps his approach in the front bunker. The pin is back, so that approach was a good 20 yards short! Another day, another unforced error at the first.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:48 a.m. ET): Tiger left himself a long bunker shot, and he plays it pretty well. This ball lands about 15 feet short of the cup and stops pretty quickly. He’ll have 11 feet below the hole for par.

ON THE GREEN (10:51 a.m. ET): That one was left from the start. That ball finishes about six inches left of the hole. Tiger taps in, but for a tough opening bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 1 (+5 overall, T-47)

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