Tiger Woods seems to be on from the ninth gap in the course of the last spherical of The Memorial Event at Muirfield Village Golf Membership in Dublin, Ohio on 19 July 2020.
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Tiger Woods’s opening birdie bomb was adopted by a protracted slog to a four-over par 76 on Sunday because the 15-time main champion wrapped up a tricky week in his first event in 5 months on the Memorial.
Woods, a five-time winner of the Jack Nicklaus-hosted occasion at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, made the reduce on the quantity to maintain his good streak of cuts made within the event in his 18th look.
The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion was inspired by a third-round 71, however may make nothing occur in a last spherical that included a double-bogey on the par-five seventh and 5 extra bogeys – together with a five-foot par miss on the 18th.
His six-over complete left him tied for 40th. Spain’s Jon Rahm was the champion with a nine-under par complete.
Birdies at 16 and 17 – with putts of 18 and 22 ft – had been little comfort, however Woods insisted the week provided causes for optimism.
“I bought 4 rounds in,” he mentioned. ‘I used to be lucky to make the weekend and made some progress ball striking-wise,” Woods mentioned.
“I’ve bought to scrub up on the greens,” added Woods. “I did not putt effectively all week. However so far as my swing, it felt good. I used to be capable of hit good pictures.
“Friday was a bit off bodily, however total for my first week again, it was so much, a variety of positives.
“I have never performed shortly. It was good to get my ft moist.”
Woods hadn’t teed it up on the US PGA Tour since February, when a stiff again hindered him on the Genesis Open in Los Angeles.
Persevering with again bother prompted him to sit down out the Gamers Championship in March – which was halted mid-tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Woods had opted to sit down out the primary 5 occasions of the tour’s restart in June.
Woods, who may now discover himself defending his Masters title in November underneath the revamped international golf calendar, was cagey about when he may tee it up subsequent.
Some pundits have urged that might be on the World Golf Championships occasion in Memphis from 30 July – 2 August, however Woods declined to substantiate.
“We’ll see what occurs within the close to future,” Woods mentioned.
“Quickly,” he promised with a smile.