Superman had kryptonite — Tiger Woods has cold weather.
As expected, temperatures dropped on Saturday at the 86th Masters, as predicted, but add a constant, cold, troubling wind.
With his rebuilt body, the feat was Tiger Woods would struggle in the chilly air and he did. Woods shot 78 and fell down the leaderboard to seven-over par, tied for 41st and totally out of contention.
“I’m sure his leg is hurting,” said Tiger’s playing partner — Kevin Kisner. “I’m hurting and I’m healthy.”
“I had no feel for the speed of the greens,” Woods confessed after his round. “I just could not get a feel for getting comfortable with the ball,” Woods continued. “Posture, feel, my right hand, my release, I just couldn’t find it. Trying different things, trying to find it, trying to get something, taking practice strokes and just trying to feel the swing and the putter head, trying to get anything, and nothing seemed to work.”
But it was the putter that performed worst. He four-putted the fifth green for double-bogey then four-putted the 18th for a closing double. Up until Saturday, Tiger had avoided making a double-bogey.
“Even as many putts as I had, you’d think I’d have figured it out somewhere along the line, but it just didn’t happen. It was like putting practice, I felt like I had a thousand putts.”
When the ordeal was over, Woods signed for 78 and at seven-over par, he’s tied for 41st and out of contention.