Tiger Woods saved his best for last, shooting a final-round 3-under 69. It appeared the 14-time major champion would walk away at level par following a late stretch of birdie-par-eagle-par-birdie on Nos. 13-17, but a final-hole bogey dropped Woods out of the top 30 and back to 1-over par.
After his round, Woods spoke with Amanda Balionis of CBS, and sounded extremely satisfied with his performance, especially considering his personal struggles the past couple of years.
“The Masters is one of the greatest walks in all of golf, and all I have been able to do the past couple of years is just come here to eat,” Woods told Amanda Balionis of CBS.
“I missed playing out here. I missed competing against these guys. It is such a great event, the best-run event in our sport, and I am glad to be able to compete and hit the ball the way I did.
TIGER: BY THE NUMBERS
Through four rounds
Driving: 293.5 yards
Fairways: 53.6%, 30/56
Greens: 66.7%, 48/72
Putts Per GIR: 2.474
Par-5s (-6) 1 Eagle, 6 Birdies, 7 Pars, 2 Bogeys
Par-4s (+7) 3 Birdies, 8 Bogeys, 23 Pars, 1 Double
Par-3s (E) 4 Birdie, 4 Bogeys, 8 Pars
Total: 1 Eagle, 13 Birdies, 43 Pars, 14 Bogeys, 1 Double
Round 1: +2 (Bogey, Bogey, Par)
Round 2: E (Par, Bogey, Birdie)
Round 3: E (Par, Par, Par)
Round 4: E (Par, Par, Birdie)
Total: +2 (2 Birdies, 7 Pars, 3 Bogeys)
“I felt I hit it well enough off the tee to do some things. But I hit my irons awful for the week. I had so many opportunities to hit the ball close and didn’t do it. And if you miss a shot just a touch here, it gets magnified. Like on 18 today, I hit such a beautiful, high 7-iron, and it was a foot away from being back down the hill [toward the pin]. Instead, I got this putt that you’ve got to hit sideways.”
– Tiger Woods
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 8, 2018
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