2 Feb 2015

Woods slumps to worst round as a professional

2:11 pm on 2 February 2015

The former golf world number one Tiger Woods has slumped to his worst round as a professional, carding an 11 over par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open in the United States.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 14-times major winner had six bogeys, two double bogeys, a triple bogey and two birdies in the round.

Woods' previous worst score was an 81 in foul weather in the third round of the 2002 British Open at Muirfield.

Today's plunged Woods into 132nd and last place in the field at 13-over 155, 20 strokes behind fellow American Justin Thomas, who was seven-under midway through his round.

Woods, playing in only his second event in five months after enduring back problems for much of last year, struggled in all phases of his game in rainy conditions at TPC Scottsdale, spraying drives, flying approaches over greens, flubbing chips, and missing short putts.

New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee also missed the cut.

Well-traveled American Brooks Koepka used an eagle-three at the 15th hole to jump ahead of a crowded leaderboard and win the Waste Management Phoenix Open by one stroke, for his first PGA Tour victory.

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