For how bad his front nine was, that’s how entertaining the back nine was for Tiger Woods Saturday at The Players Championship.
Woods couldn’t buy a putt for most of his round, especially on the first nine holes which he played 3-over par. Woods then took to the back nine where he started to pick up the pace with his putter and approach shots.
The two-time Players champion made his first birdie of the day at No. 12, a driveable par-4. Woods found the green, missed his eagle putt, and tapped in for birdie. After struggling on par-5’s all day, he finally got a birdie on the par-5 16th hole, taking some momentum to the infamous island green at No. 17.
After making quadruple-bogey on Friday, Woods got some redemption from the par-3 17th hole, making a birdie after sticking the tee shot within a few feet of the cup. He and his playing partner, Kevin Na, shared a fun moment on the green after both players struggled all afternoon.
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Woods earned a par on the final hole to wrap an up-and-down even par 72, walking off the course 3-under for the tournament in a tie for 41st place.