Tiger Woods defiantly told a reporter earlier this week he still could win a U.S. Open. Two days later, he completely proved that reporter’s point.
Woods, a 14-time major champion, played like a man with nothing left Thursday at the U.S. Open, firing a 10-over-par 80 that ended any questions about his ability to win the tournament.
Woods’ round literally slipped away from him in the rough at Chambers Bay.
It went downhill from there, as he shanked his ball into an enormous bunker on No. 18 to close his round.
Time to check in on how Tiger Woods's round is going: http://t.co/VjVW4F0mZW—
(@Deadspin) June 19, 2015
Woods will enter Friday 15 shots off the lead, leaving some to wonder if he’ll even make the cut after one of the worst rounds in his career. In fact, it was the fourth-worst round he has ever shot on the PGA Tour.
Tiger haters surely will revel in his downfall. One didn’t even wait for the disastrous round, taunting him in a way that won’t help his reported reconciliation attempt with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
SB Nation (@SBNation) June 18, 2015
All in all, it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Tiger, who showed after the round he’s a glass-half-full guy.
FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 19, 2015
“Rickie” is Rickie Fowler, who shot an 81. So Tiger has that going for him, which is nice.
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