Tiger Woods hit a low point in his career on Saturday at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. That’s not a metaphor or anything; he quite literally had the single-worst round of his pro career, shooting 13-over par and finishing the day with an 85, putting him in dead last. Woods unfortunately saved the worst for last, hitting an 8 on the 18th hole.
Keep in mind this is a tournament Woods has won five times.
Below are some more highlights/lowlights—of Woods’ miserable round. There’s not much else to say. It’s true that Woods is working on his swing, but there’s no way to spin that into how Woods played on Saturday. This was an absolute nightmare from start to finish.
Woods would finish 14-over with a career-worst 302 strokes for a 72-hole tournament. Afterward, Woods explained how it felt to be so far off his game (via USA Today):
“This is a lonely sport. The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring in the lefty; you’ve just got to play through it. And that’s one of the hardest things about the game of golf and it’s also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you’re on, no one is going to slow you down. And when you’re off, no one is going to pick you up.”
Before this weekend, Woods’ worst effort was an 82 earlier this year in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. You might say things can only get better, but it’s fair to ask at this point: will they?