Keeping Score

2020 Masters: 10 on par-3 12th seals Tiger Woods’ fate

After 3 balls in water at 155-yard hole on Amen Corner, Woods makes birdies on 5 of last 6 holes to shoot 76 and finish at 1 under

10: Score for Tiger Woods on the par-3 12th hole in the final round of the 84th Masters Tournament on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club. After hitting his tee shot into the water fronting the green at the 155-yard hole, Woods dropped and then watched his pitch roll back into the water. After another penalty stroke, he hit his fifth shot into a back bunker, leaving an awkward stance from which he blasted back across the green and into the water again. After a drop in the bunker, he played his eighth stroke onto the fringe, from where he two-putted for 10. It was the highest score on a hole for Woods in his 23 years on the PGA Tour. “I committed to the wrong wind,” Woods said of his tee shot. “From there, I hit a lot more shots and had a lot more experiences there in Rae’s Creek.” Woods, the defending champion, followed the septuple bogey with birdies on five of his final six holes, including a run of four in a row to finish. He signed for a 4-over 76 and a 1-under 287 total to tie for 38th place. Ironically, the 12th hole, known as Golden Bell, is where fortunes changed for Woods last year en route to his fifth Masters victory. Woods made par on the hole after four of the final six players – Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari and Ian Poulter – found the water fronting the green. Perhaps Woods can take some measure of satisfaction in that the blunder won’t earn a place in the Augusta National archive. The highest score on the 12th hole belongs to Tom Weiskopf, who made a 13 in the 1980 Masters (scores).

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