Masters Round 3 takeaways: Tiger Woods shoots 82, career-highest round at Augusta

Saturday at the Masters means “moving day.” For Tiger Woods, the five-time Masters champion, it was movement in the opposite direction.

Woods, 48, shot a 10-over 82 in the third round. It is the highest round of his Masters career.

Woods started his third round even par through five holes. He recorded the first birdie of the day at the difficult par-4 5th.

It was one of two birdies for Woods in his third round. The rest of the round saw Woods tumble down the leaderboard. He ended the front nine going bogey-double bogey-double bogey-bogey his final four holes. His front-nine 42 was Woods’ highest nine-hole score of his Masters career. On the back nine, Woods recorded five bogeys, one birdie and three pars. It’s the third time in Woods’ career he carded a score of 80 or more at a major.

Woods’ third round contrasted his first two days at Augusta National. Woods shot an opening-round 73 followed by a second-round 72 after playing 23 holes on Friday. He extended his made-cut streak at the Masters to 24, a new record.

Woods had played just 24 holes of tournament golf this year before the Masters. He entered this week having not played 72 holes in an official tournament competition since February 2023. The 15-time major champion has completed 72 holes just three times over the last three years.

Sunday will be Woods’ 100th career Masters round. Per Justin Ray, he becomes the 21st player all-time to reach that milestone.

This will be updated.

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