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The Masters 2024: Woods confirms major plans after posting worst 72-hole score

Tiger Woods confirmed his plans to compete at 2024’s remaining majors after finishing 16 over at The Masters, his worst-ever score at a 72-hole professional event.

Woods set a tournament record on Friday by making the cut at Augusta National on a 24th straight appearance, having carded opening scores of 73 and 72 in the first two rounds.

However, a miserable Saturday saw the 15-time major champion post a 10-over 82, his worst score at Augusta sending him tumbling down the leaderboard.

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Woods managed a five-over 77 on the final day, putting him last among the 60 players who made the cut, though it was the first time he had completed a 72-hole tournament since the Genesis Invitational in February 2023.

As Woods continues to manage his fitness after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in February 2021, he saw the weekend as a positive step.

“It was a good week,” Woods said. “It was a good week all around.

“I think that coming in here, not having played a full tournament in a very long time, it was a good fight on Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately, yesterday it didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it to.

“It doesn’t take much to get out of position here. Unfortunately, I got out of position a lot yesterday and a couple times today.”

The next major begins in just over a month’s time, with the PGA Championship taking place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville between May 16 and May 19.

Woods plans to play at that event, as well as the U.S. Open and The Open, and will look to get a handle on the courses beforehand.

“This is a golf course I knew going into it, so I’m going to do my homework going forward at Pinehurst, Valhalla and Troon. That’s the gameplan,” Woods said.

“It’s always nice coming back here because I know the golf course. I know how to play it. I can kind of simulate shots. Granted, it’s never quite the same as getting out here and doing it.

“I heard there’s some changes at the next couple of sites. So I have to get up there early and check them out.

“We’ll just keep lifting, keep the motor going, keep the body moving, keep getting stronger, keep progressing. Hopefully, the practice sessions will keep getting longer.”

Harry Carr
Harry Carr
Harry is a freelance sports journalist with experience of working for the Racing Post, Stats Perform, Opta Analyst and more, covering major events across all sports but holding a particular love for the beautiful game.
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