The Masters finally caught up with Tiger Woods on Sunday.
Tiger, who entered Round 4 with an outside chance at challenging for the championship at 5 under, carded a septuple bogey on the par-3 12th: a 10-shot hole. The defending Masters champion hit the drink three times on 12, dropping him from 3 under to 4 over, tied for 55th among golfers who made the cut. It is reportedly his highest score for any hole in his PGA Tour career.
Let’s break down Tiger’s miserable attempt on 12, which featured three (!!!) water shots:
Shot 1: Tiger’s shot lands on the front fringe of the green and rolls back into the water. The penalty gives him two strokes and he’ll need an ace just for par.
Shot 2: Tiger hits the green this time, but the ball again rolls back into the drink. Tiger is now 1 over for the hole.
Shot 3: He takes no chances with the drink this time, overshooting the green and landing in the backside bunker. Tiger is now 2 over.
Shot 4: Tiger tries to land a triple bogey from the sand pit but shanks it into the water. He is now 4 over. The shot in question:
Shot 5: Tiger’s next shot out of the bunker mercifully lands on the green. He’s 5 over.
Shot 6: Tiger’s approach misses just left; 7 over.
Shot 7: Finally — finally — Tiger sinks the putt from a foot out for a septuple bogey.
Naturally, Tiger’s 10-stroke attempt on 12 elicited a reaction on social media:
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