He had just won a PGA Tour event for the first time in several years and seemed to finally have his game together.
After a decent first round, though, Woods has faded back to three above par, good for 38th, and others have more hope on the leaderboard.
Peter Hanson shot a 65 on Saturday, putting himself in the lead at -9 after a 68 in the first round and a 74 in the second. He sits just a stroke beyond Phil Mickelson, who rebounded from a rough 74 on the first day to record rounds of 68 and 66. Mickelson has won the Masters three times.
Louis Oosthuizen (-7), Bubba Watson (-6) and Matt Kuchar (-5) are right behind, and four golfers — including Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood — are tied at -4.
With just one final day remaining at the course that has given and taken away from the world’s best golfers over the years, those are the likely contenders. But, as the first three days have shown, a challenge can come out of anywhere.