Tiger Woods authored a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to conclude his second appearance (MC, 2012) at 7-under 273, currently T32 with play still in progress.
It's not a win, or a top-25 finish for that matter, but it's bogey-free, the first such occurrence for Woods since round one of the 2013 Barclays, 55 competitive rounds ago. He began the day at 4-under (T47) and seven off the pace. With the uncertain state of the 39-year-old's game, too far back to contend. On his round, Woods circled three birdies at Nos. 4, 6 and 12, found the short grass a surprising 12 (of 14) times and peppered 15 greens in regulation. At last check he was a cumulative 4.206 strokes gained: tee-to-green, ranked 27th in that category for the tournament, but -1.031 in strokes gained: putting, 53rd in the field for that stat. His three par breakers aside, he had several other realistic scoring opportunities, missing five birdie putts from inside 15 feet. Woods' next start is in two weeks at the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews, where he's won twice.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 02:02:00 PM