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Tiger Woods is fighting mightily in the third round of the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods was playing out of a fairway bunker on the ninth hole at Southern Hills during the third round of the PGA Championship when his shot stuck in the edge of the bunker. He would be relieved that the ball was embedded in the turf but could only throw his hands up in disgust.

It was one of those days for Woods.

After making the cut on Friday with the help of a late birdie and a par-save clutch, he kept the momentum going with a 13-foot shot to save par on Saturday’s first hole. It wouldn’t last.

Woods bogeyed his next hole after his tee shot found a creek. Four holes later he found the water again, his 4 iron falling far short on the par 3. He went on to make a triple bogey and then added another bogey on the seventh.

From there it only got worse.

Tiger Woods was 9-over through his first 15 holes on Saturday of the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods hit a 9-over-79 at the PGA Championship on Saturday.
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Beginning on the ninth hole, Woods made five straight bogeys, including one on the par-5 13th hole, where he hammered a pitch through the green and then missed a 7-foot bogey for par. At one point he was 10-over for the round.

Woods finally stopped the bleeding with a ho-hum two-putt par on the par-3 14th, then rolled in a 35-foot birdie on the par-15th 4 for his first red number of the day.

It should also be his last. Woods parsed the rest of the way for a 9-pver 79. That drops him to 12-overs for the tournament, dashed any hopes of a weekend rally.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/tiger-woods-struggles-mightily-in-third-round-of-pga-championship/ Tiger Woods is fighting mightily in the third round of the PGA Championship

JOE HERNANDEZ

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