Tiger Woods’ final round of the Players Championship is underway at TPC Sawgrass. We’ll be tracking every shot as he looks to climb up the leaderboard. Follow along below.
Hole 7: Par 4, 447 yards
OFF THE TEE: It’s another good one and Tiger picks up the tee and starts walking toward the fairway while the ball is nearing the top of its arc. Center of the fairway.
Hole 6: Par 4, 387 yards
OFF THE TEE: No problem here, center of the fairway and leaves just 120 yards in.
APPROACH SHOT: Those irons are looking sharp this morning. Lands it just past the cup and will have about 8 feet left for another birdie.
ON THE GREEN: Can’t get it to fall and it’s a no-sweat par for Tiger at No. 6. Putting looked really good early in the week but has fallen off since. Approach shots have been money all weekend.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 6 (5 under overall)
Hole 5: Par 4, 472 yards
OFF THE TEE: Big swing with the driver and that one sails left into the gallery. Not gonna be very much fun from there.
APPROACH SHOT: Not bad at all. Huge helicopter finish at the top of the swing off a sidehill lie and got the ball to the front of the green. Starting to see him hit those creative shots with more frequency this season. Long way home from there but at least he’s putting.
ON THE GREEN: Missed it long and below the hole, leaving about 6 feet to save par and keep the momentum going. He does just that by draining the par putt and we’re off to a promising start.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 5 (5 under overall)
Hole 4: Par 4, 389 yards
OFF THE TEE: Always one of the best tee shots to watch Tiger hit at the Stadium Course. It’s a stinger fairway wood every day and he finds the fairway no problem. Definitely a chance to hit one close here.
APPROACH SHOT: As predicted, Woods throws an absolute dart into the tucked left pin location from 110 yards out. Just a few feet left for another birdie and some big early momentum.
ON THE GREEN: Bingo. Two birdies through four holes and an opportunity to post a number on getaway day.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 4 (5 under overall)
Hole 3: Par 3, 180 yards
OFF THE TEE: Yikes. Hated it right off the club and immediately started walking toward the green, ball misses way left and settles into the rough. Will be chipping over the bunker there to try and get up-and-down for par.
AROUND THE GREEN: Woods tried to pull off a huge flop shot there and didn’t get away with it. Ball didn’t clear the slope and rolled back into the bunker. BUT … Woods just jarred that shot from the sand! Routine par, nothing to see here. Tried to play it cool for a while and finally smiles as he’s walking off the green.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 3 (4 under overall)
Hole 2: Par 5, 532 yards
OFF THE TEE: Another driver on a tee shot that requires a draw and Woods shapes it around the trees on the left side, the ball settling just off the fairway into the first cut. Lie looks good and should be able to give it a go from there.
APPROACH SHOT: Good one ends up on the front of the green, about 70 feet from the hole. Looks like he’s going to try to putt it from there.
AROUND THE GREEN: Great lag. Should be just a tap-in birdie from there.
ON THE GREEN: Not exactly a tap-in but he drains it from four feet for birdie. Solid start.
TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 2 (4 under overall)
Hole 1: Par 4, 420 yards
OFF THE TEE: Bit of drizzle on a cold morning at TPC Sawgrass and Tiger pumps a good one off the first with driver. Likes it right away. And we’re off.
APPROACH SHOT: Beauty. Smooth swing and on a straight line toward the hole the entire time. Looks like it landed pin high to leave a great chance at an opening birdie from 8-10 feet.
ON THE GREEN: No dice. Slides it past the hole from 12 feet and taps in for an opening par. Just no cooperation from the putter this weekend. Onward.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (3 under overall)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods fought back after a rocky start and shot 3-under 33 on the back nine to avoid an MDF Saturday at the Players Championship.
That was good for an even-par 72 on the day to stay 3 under overall for the week, though his chances at contending came to an end early in Round 3. He’s 12 shots behind outright leader Jon Rahm and T-43, looking to make a move up the board in Sunday’s final round.
This will undoubtedly be Woods’ last stroke play event before the Masters, with one final pre-Augusta tune-up at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in two weeks.
It’s been a rocky three days at TPC Sawgrass, where Woods hasn’t been able to sustain positive stretches. A quadruple-bogey 7 at the par-3 17th in Round 2 killed plenty of momentum, and a cold putter prevented Woods from making any kind of moves Saturday.
What does he have in store for the finale with a 9:45 a.m. tee time alongside Matthew Fitzpatrick. We’ll be following every shot from Woods’ final round at TPC Sawgrass below.