He might add another major title to his wonderful record.
The 23-year-old Englishman shot a 5-under 67 in the third round Saturday at Augusta National, getting to even-par 216 for the tournament.
When Woods finished on Sunday, he was 13 shots back of the lead held at that point by Patrick Reed.
Jordan Spieth appears to be back on his game. It’s unmatchable. This does not happen automatically or by accident; it requires acute attention to detail, members of the club who think similarly, and the ability to elect committees and officials who not only are highly competent but are also able to contribute their time virtually 24/7.
As Stephen Colbert once joked in his previous job as a fake talk show host, “Folks, I don’t trust children”. They’re just not going in.
Having flirted with the five over cut line, the 14-time major victor played his closing 13 holes in level when piecing together a 75 and total of plus four.
In all, eight reigning or former major champions started the day within seven strokes of Reed’s overnight lead.
Eventual Masters champion has come out of final Sunday pairing 22 out of the past 27 years.
Reed is playing as well as he ever has at Augusta National. Woods has sat out each of the last two years, and the ticket price is 19 percent higher this year than last year. Oldest victor is Jack Nicklaus (1986, 46 years, 2 months, 23 days). – Tiger Woods will start 13 shots back Saturday.
So instead of Woods capping off this comeback with a fifth green jacket, he had to settle for playing the Masters for the first time in three years.
The stream allows viewers to follow featured groups (Woods is in one of those groups) or watch certain holes and spots on the course.
Phil Mickelson: A dismal 79 on Friday, equaling his worst at Augusta, dropped Phil out of the race at 5 over. “At the same time, he’s going for the career Grand Slam”.
The bravado was all gone. I didn’t control my distance, my shape, spins. I was pretty far out there (world ranking-wise) I’m going to guess like over 1,400 or something.
Rickie Fowler (-9) – Seemingly always the bridesmaid in big events, Fowler may have to do something special – like at the 2015 Players Championship – to earn his first major this week.
Mickelson won the Mexico Championship last month, and at age 47 and with three green jackets, there was talk he could become the oldest Masters champion.
Woods has been stuck on 14 major titles for almost a decade.
They certainly aren’t the least bit intimidated by him.
Rory McIlroy and Ricky Fowler both had great days on the course as well.
He opened the door for the chasing pack when he three-putted the 16th green after finding the lower tier, but he nailed a crucial par putt on the 17th green and shaved the hole for birdie at the last as he stayed three clear of McIlroy. He struggled just to find the ball.
Tiger Woods: A scratchy 75 leaves Woods at 4 over and in need of a miracle weekend starting 14 back.
If he manages to take home the win, he will be in elite company, not just as a Masters victor, but as one of six to have completed the Grand Slam. “But it’s just frustrating to be out there playing when you know you don’t have a chance”.
“I’m not taking advantage of the par 5s and consequently a good round is even-par”, Woods said. “I believe that if I play the golf that I know how to play that I can win majors”.