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Tiger Woods (69-77-73-75—294)

En route to his worst showing ever in an Open Championship as a professional (69th), Tiger Woods played the first two holes in six-over-par this week. He did not make a par on either hole all week. In rounds three and four, he played the par-4 seventh hole in 5-over, following a triple bogey, double bogey in rounds three and four, respectively.

Since turning professional, this marks Woods’ first time to finish an Open Championship outside the top 30 (16 starts). His previous worst finish was a T28 in 2002 (Muirfield).

Woods began the final round 19 strokes off the lead. Since turning professional, Woods had never previously trailed in a major championship by more than 13 strokes after a third round.

Woods, the 2007 and 2009 FedExCup, entered this week’s Open Championship ranked 212th in the standings. Should he advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, he would become the lowest ranked player entering the Open Championship to qualify for the Playoffs (since 2009 under current structure). The current distinction belongs to Dean Wilson who, in 2010, came into the Open ranked 195th.

Through 72 holes: 37/56 fairways (59.7 percent) and 48/72 greens (61.3 percent).

Source: PGA TOUR

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