Tiger Woods Hits New Low

Tiger Woods has set another record, only this time its for futility. Woods shot a 7-over 77 on the final day at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to limp home with an 18-over total of 298, his worst-ever 72-hole score in a PGA Tour event.

His rounds of 74-72-75-77 also marked the first time in seven years that he shot over-par in all four days of an event. The last time he did was in the 2003 PGA Championships at Oak Hill. And if it still not clear just how bad Woods played in the tournament, he ended up in second-to-last place, with only Henrik Stenson finishing worse than him at 20-over.

Woods set a course record last year when he won at Firestone for the seventh time in his career. It was also on the same course back in 2000 that Woods shot a record 21-under total, 39 strokes higher than his 298 in the tournament. If it’s any consolation, Woods gets to keep his ranking as the world’s no.1 golfer after Phil Mickelson failed to finish at least in solo fourth place. Mickelson was within reach going into the final round but stumbled with a 78 on the final day to end up in a tie for 46th place.

Hunter Mahan shot a final-round 64 to win by two strokes over Ryan Palmer.