Dustin Johnson’s stellar play all weekend in Mexico meant that Tiger Woods was out of contention for a win midway through his third round on Saturday – but Woods’ solid effort was spoiled by an ugly double-bogey 7 on a par-5.
Woods played his first 14 holes of the day at 3-under par to remain in the top-10, but things fell apart for Tiger on the green of the 569-yard par-5 15th. Woods hit a 325-yard drive into the fairway, and his approach to the hole landed in a greenside bunker.
Woods third shout out of the hazard left him 22 feet from the hole – and it would take him another four strokes with his putter before holing out. Woods faced a par putt from 4 feet, but his ball caught the lip of the cup. He was too firm with his bogey putt and lipped out again, and finally tapped in for double.
To make matters worse, Woods three-putted the very next hole for bogey, and dropped back to 5-under for the tournament.
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