Tiger Woods records worst-ever round

Tiger Woods Phoenix Open

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Tiger Woods shot a second round 82 to record the worst score of his professional career in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The 39-year-old’s previous worst was at Muirfield in the Open in 2002, when he shot an 81 in stormy conditions in Scotland.

Conditions were also wet and windy in Phoenix as Woods recorded a round that included six bogeys, two double bogeys, a triple bogey and two birdies as he fell to last place in the overall standings.

Woods was completely out of contention after reaching the turn in 44, equalling his worst-ever nine holes in a professional event.

The American hit a double bogey at 14 when he had to take a penalty drop from an unplayable lie, before he went one worse on 15 after finding the water and seeing his short game completely desert him.

The 14-time major winner finished with a combined score of 132 for his two rounds, despite having shown glimpses of his old form during Thursday’s opening round of 73.

After his second round capitulation, Woods was philosophical about his performance in what was his first tournament of the season on the PGA Tour.

He said: “We all have days like this. Unfortunately mine was in a public forum and a public setting, but we all have days like this and we take the good with the bad.”

Woods will have to see his form sensationally improve in the coming months if he is to challenge for his first major title since the 2008 US Open, with the Masters set to get under way on April 9.

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