Hole-by-hole analysis of Tiger Woods' third round in the Bahamas
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 02/12/17 9:57pm
After an encouraging first two days on his return to competitive golf, Tiger Woods stumbled to an erratic three-over 75 in the third round. Here is how his round unfolded ...
Wayward opening drive finds the sandy waste area, short with second, poor chip, misses from 12 feet for par. BOGEY
Solid tee shot and an outside birdie chance, but settles for a two-putt. PAR
Perfect drive, misses green with second. Duffed chip comes up short, good second chip but blocked par putt from three feet. BOGEY
Good drive finds edge of fairway, second catches the green but birdie putt never looks likely to drop. PAR
Carved his tee shot into the sand to the right of the green, but makes good up-and-down from there to make three after splashing to six feet. PAR
Scrappy hole. Missed fairway, lays up into right rough, flies green with his third into bad lie, chips over flag to fringe, two putts. BOGEY
Attempts to drive the green 344 yards away but it finds run-off area. Another poor chip fails to make the green, and he needs three more to get down. BOGEY.
Good strike at the long par three but ball gets held up in the wind. Not the best of chips, but he nails the par-saving putt to avoid further damage to his card. PAR
Perfect drive sets up the chance to go for the green in two and emulate Friday's eagle, but he blocks his second into a greenside bunker. Splash-out creeps off the back of the green, pitch pulls up four feet short, but he makes the putt. PAR
Drilled three-wood off the tee leaves him just 166 yards for his second, but it comes up well short. Pitches over the bunker to 12 feet, but par putt misses. BOGEY
Drive way right into the bushes, hacks back out to fairway, hammers third to front fringe. First putt from 70 feet is 10 feet short, but he gets the putt to drop. PAR
Solid tee shot to front edge of the green, safe two-putt for par, but still no birdies. PAR
Another missed fairway, pulling his drive left into the sandy waste area, but a good second to 10 feet sets up good birdie chance, but putt was left all the way. PAR
Aggressive play with the driver at the 303-yard par-four, well-struck but just short to leave a tricky pitch with little green to work with. Chip wanders 10 feet long, but the putt is dead centre. BIRDIE, and a doff of the hat with a bow!
Another drive finds the sandy 'native area' forcing him to lay up with his second. Nice third from 126 yards lands close to the pin but spins back too much, and Tiger's 15-footer for birdie slides by on the left. PAR
Perfect drive backed up by a nice approach to 10 feet, but he again reads too much break into the putt and the chance goes begging. PAR
Probably Tiger's best swing of the day as he launches a seven-iron to eight feet at the 173-yard par-three. It's a slippery, downhill putt for birdie, but he makes it to get back to four under. BIRDIE
Another good swing, this time with the driver, finds the short grass and he knocks a decent second to 20 feet. The birdie chance looked really good, but it grazes the edge and stays out. PAR