Woods endures 'mixed bag' in trying week of play
By Ben Everill
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Tiger Woods completed four rounds in back-to-back tournaments for the first time in 18 months but the former world number one will continue his drop in the rankings after the Players Championship.
Woods, who had plummeted to 125th on the world list before Florida tournament can at best hope to be 129th this week after an even-par 72 at TPC Sawgrass left him at three-over-par 291 on Sunday.
"It was a mixed bag, pretty much all week," Woods said.
“A lot of really, really good stuff out there, some mediocre and some bad. What did I have? Three sevens on the week. That's not very good.
“That will get cleaned up over time but this golf course definitely exposes that," he added. "You can be going along, playing fine, all of a sudden make a double here and it's like, 'What just happened.’"
The 14-time major winner showed both in his final round.
After trading a birdie and a bogey on the front nine, Woods rattled off three consecutive birdies to open the back side before a triple bogey seven on the 14th hole.
He hooked his tee shot into the water and later left a chip shot short. Continued...