Tiger Woods keeps positive outlook despite disappointing finish

Tiger Woods kept a positive outlook on his time spent at the Masters despite following up a 10-over-par 82 on Saturday with a 5-over 77 on Sunday.

All told, Woods finished 16-over 304 for the tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. His previous high at a tournament was 302 at the Memorial in 2015.

Sure, this one wasn’t one for the books, however the five-time Masters champion and 15-time major winner took a bigger-picture view of it all in Augusta, Ga.

“It was a good week. It was a good week all around,” said the 48-year-old Woods, who set the record for the most consecutive cuts made at Augusta National with 24 on Friday.

“I think that coming here not having played a full tournament in a very long time, it was a good fight on Thursday and Friday — unfortunately (Saturday) didn’t quite turn out the way that I wanted it to. Today, the way that Tom (Kim) is playing is what I thought I had in my system; unfortunately I didn’t produce it.”

Two years ago, Woods made his return to competitive golf at the Masters less than 14 months after a single-car accident nearly cost him his right leg. He made the cut at Augusta National before finishing 47th.

Now back to Sunday, which marked Woods’ 100th round at the Masters.

Woods’ 15-year-old son, Charlie, joined him on the practice area prior to his final round.

Wearing his traditional Sunday red, the elder Woods started off strong by recording a birdie on the par-5 second hole before giving back that stroke with a bogey on the third.

Woods then imploded on the par-4 fifth hole by sending a tee shot deep into the trees, forcing him to take an unplayable lie. Woods was allowed to use a cart to go back to the tee box as a means to maintain the pace of play. The end result was a triple-bogey on that hole, followed by a bogey on No. 6.

Woods seemed to get into a groove with eight straight pars before recording a bogey on the par-5 15th hole.

Woods returned to form with a par on the 16th hole. As he prepared to walk toward the next tee, Woods stopped to shake the hand of legendary broadcaster Verne Lundquist, who is working his 40th and final Masters this week for CBS.

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