SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods never looked more lost on the golf course Friday on his way to an 82, the worst score of his career.
Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit a tee shot in the water and another into a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par putt on his final hole at the TPC Scottsdale, he had an 11-over 82 and was headed home.
This might have been more painful than getting his tooth knocked out last week in Italy.
His previous worst score was an 81 in the third round at Muirfield in the 2002 British Open, in 40 mph wind and rain. There was a light drizzle in the Valley of the Sun, and Woods hit a low point.