Tiger Woods posts his worst Masters score ever, falling out of contention

After comfortably making the Masters cut Friday for a record 24th straight time, Tiger Woods said he had a “good chance” to make a run.

But any chance was spoiled early in the third round at Augusta National.

The five-time green jacket winner entered the day seven shots back of the lead, and stranger things have happened.

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Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the third green during the third round of the 2024 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga.  (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

But, on Saturday, he shot an 82, his lowest ever at Augusta National. His previous worst was 78.

Woods bogeyed the fourth hole, then birdied five in a sign of positivity. But that was short-lived after a brutal four-hole stretch.

After bogeying the par-three sixth, he doubled both seven and eight, and then bogeyed nine. It resulted in six dropped shots in that span.

Woods settled in briefly, but he then bogeyed four straight before making par on 18.

The round got so bad that even the broadcast stopped showing Woods until his standing ovation walking up the 18th green.

His 42 on the front nine was also his worst score for any nine at The Masters, and he finished the round 17 shots back of the lead.

Tiger Woods driving

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the ninth tee box during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga.  (Ben Jared/PGA Tour via Getty Images)

Given what his body has gone through, Woods did seem uncomfortable throughout the round, prompting those on social media to wonder if he would withdraw midway through the third round for the second year in a row. 

Last year, nasty rain and wind put Woods’ body through the wringer, and after playing just a few holes in round three, he called it a tournament.

Woods did say after his second round Friday that it had been a “long day.” His first round was suspended due to darkness following a delay early in the morning, forcing him to play 23 holes in strong, gusty winds on Friday. 

Woods shot a 78 in the third and fourth rounds of 2022, his first appearance at the tournament since his car accident that resulted in serious injuries to his right leg.

Tiger Woods upset

Tiger Woods reacts to his shot from the fourth tee during the third round of the 2024 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga.  (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Sunday will mark Woods’ 100th round at Augusta, and those who want to watch will have to be up early in the morning.

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