7 Dec 2010

Miserable year for Woods ends with more disappointment

7:01 am on 7 December 2010

Tiger Woods's miserable year ended with more disappointment as he gave up a four-stroke lead and suffered a crushing playoff loss to US Golf Open champion Graeme McDowell at the Chevron World Challenge in California.

Woods, without a win since last year's Australian Open, had never previously lost a tournament in which he has led by at least three strokes going into the final round.

After the pair ended on 16 under par, McDowell sank a 13-metre putt in the playoff and Woods was unable to make his long putt, giving McDowell his fourth title of the year.