Tiger’s Furious Rally Falls Short
Yesterday at the Masters, Augusta National turned into Must See TV. Tiger Woods made an exhilarating charge up the leaderboard at the Masters, but the rally ultimately stalled on the back nine and in the end it was too little, too late.Woods shot 5-under-par 67 and twice held a share of the final-round lead but ultimately could not keep it going, missing several key putts. He finished tied for fourth, just like in 2010, 4 shots back of eventual champion Charl Schwartzel. Woods, who began the day 7 shots off the lead, quickly closed the gap as Rory McIlroy wilted under the pressure down the stretch. But his inability to make key putts down the stretch doomed him. Click the image to enlarge.
Woods, 35, has now gone 17 months since his last victory at the 2009 Australian Masters. He has now gone 11 major championships without a victory — the longest major-less streak of his career– and remains at 14 career majors, four behind the record of golf legend Jack Nicklaus. But don’t feel too bad for Tiger; he takes home a cool $330k for his T-4th place showing.