Defending champion Tiger Woods made history during Sunday’s final round of the Masters, but for all the wrong reasons.
The 15-time major champion made a 10 – yes, you read that right, a 10 – on the par-3 12th hole after hitting three balls in Rae’s Creek in the heart of Augusta National’s Amen Corner.
That’s the highest score Woods has even taken on a hole in his PGA Tour career. His previous high? A nine at the 1997 Memorial, on the par-4 third hole in the third round. Before the 10? Woods had never made worse than eight – first round in 1999 on No. 8, third round in 2013 on No. 15 – in 22 past Masters starts
If there’s any silver lining for Woods, who immediately went from 3 under for the tournament to 4 over, it’s that his 10 isn’t the worst in No. 12’s history. Tom Weiskopf once posted a 13 at No. 12, named Golden Bell, in 1980.
Tiger Woods finds the water for the third time on No. 12.
He would go on to make a 10. pic.twitter.com/xNAdsu08Bt
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Watch the series of unfortunate events that even Lemony Snicket couldn’t foresee here on Masters.com.
Tiger Woods cards a 10 – yes a 10 – at Augusta's 12th.
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