We said on Friday that Tiger Woods must have been upset that the Bridgestone Invitational was one of those tournaments without a cut. He had to stick around for two more days of embarrassment, and his worst finish in a 72-hole event.
Credit the PGA Tour, which usually promotes only positive about Tiger, and all the rest of the pros. It issued all the stunning details in this release:
Tiger Woods (74-72-75-77=298, +18) T78
Tiger Woods shot a final-round 77 to finish at 18-over par. His score of 18-over-par sets a new mark for his highest 72-hole score in relation to par.. Woods had twice previously finished with a score of 10-over-par through 54 holes. His total of 298 is also his highest score through four rounds of his PGA TOUR career.
Since turning pro, Tiger Woods’ previous worst finish as a professional in an event in which he played four rounds was a T60 at the first event in which he played as a pro, the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. Below is a list of his five worst finishes in events in which he made that cut.
Year Event Finish
1996 US Open Championship T82 (amateur)
2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational T78
1995 British Open T68 (amateur)
1997 Memorial Tournament T67 (rain-shortened event that only went three rounds)
1996 Greater Milwaukee Open T60
1995 Motorola Western Open T57 (amateur)
Tiger Woods failed to shoot par or better in any of the four rounds of this week’s Bridgestone Invitational. This is the fourth time in Woods’ career that he failed to record a round of par or better over the course of 72 holes.
2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 74-72-75-77=298(+18),T78
2003 PGA Championship 74-72-73-73=292(+12), T39
1999 British Open Championship 74-72-74-74=294(+10), T7
1998 US Open 74-72-71-73=290(+10), T18
Since turning professional, Tiger Woods has now played in 218 72-hole PGA TOUR events in which he has played 72 holes (This excludes tournaments in which he has missed the cut or tournaments that have gone 90 holes). In the 218 events that Woods has made it through the weekend, the Bridgestone Invitational marks only the 30thtime that he has failed to finish an event with a score of par or better.