Two of the biggest names in golf will square off on Thanksgiving weekend when “The Match” takes place between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Tiger Woods’ return to the FedExCup Playoffs didn’t go according to plan.
After shooting two even par 71’s on Thursday and Friday at The Northern Trust, the first event in golf’s FedExCup Playoffs, Tiger barely made the weekend cut. He rebounded on Saturday and shot a 3-under 68, but he enters Sunday nowhere near contending for the tournament.
Dustin Johnson entered the week atop the FedExCup standings, followed closely by Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka. Justin Rose and Bubba Watson round out the top five.
Tiger tees off at 10 a.m. ET alongside Austin Cook. Follow his Sunday round with shot-by-shot analysis.
Hole 18 – Par 4
11/14 on fairways hit after his final drive of the weekend finds the left side of the fairway. He stuck his approach about 12-feet from the hole and could close out the round with a birdie from there. Two-putt par. Fitting end to the week. 1-under thru 18 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 17 – Par 5
Another just perfect drive. If only his putter was half as good as his driver this week. His lay-up from there is short and in the right rough. He didn’t have a good lie here and this one is blasted. He lands the ball short of the hole but it takes off past the hole and off the green. He gets up-and-down from there. Another par. 1-under thru 17 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 16 – Par 4
Another great driver here. His approach is pretty solid, coming to rest around 15 feet left of the flag and pin-high. Yikes. Another tough miss for birdie. Par. 1-under thru 16 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 15 – Par 3
Tiger hasn’t made a bogey all weekend, and that streak could end here. The one place you can’t miss on this par 3 is left, and that’s exactly where he missed. It’s a thick lie and he doesn’t have a lot of green to work with. The green he has slopes hard, and he tried to flop this onto the slope, but he comes up short and it sticks on the fringe. This is a tough, tough par putt off the fringe and down a slope. He gives this a great ride and misses just left, nipping the edge. He just can’t seem to hit a putt. That’ll be Tiger’s first bogey of the weekend. 1-under thru 15 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 14 – Par 4
His tee shot finds the fairway for the eighth time in 11 attempts (useful) and he follows that with a solid approach onto the green. This takes a little skip and stops within 5 feet. He finally makes a birdie putt and gets to 2-under thru 14 (5-under for the tournament).
Hole 13 – Par 5
Big miss to the right here. He’s in the right rough and is forced to lay up from there. He actually played this one to the 14th fairway. His third shot from there had 160-yards to the green and he leaves it a little short. It’ll be tough to get up-and-down from there. His chip from there is okay, stopping about 10 feet short of the hole. He rolls in the par putt and remains bogey-free on the round. 1-under thru 13 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 12 – Par 4
Tiger goes with a wood on the driveable par 4 and misses this way right. He’s short-sided with the green and well below the hole. He pitches up from there and the ball comes to rest about 15 feet from the cup. Not an easy birdie putt. He keeps this one close and makes the par putt. 1-under thru 12 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 11 – Par 3
Useful shot here from TW. This one lands about 20 feet short of the cup and runs past it, coming to rest inside 10 feet. He’s got a good look at birdie here. Another lip-out. Ouch. Par. 1-under thru 11 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 10 – Par 4
Driver. Fairway. Nice. His approach? Not so nice. He misses short, but it’s in the fairway still and Tiger should be able to get up-and-down from there. He goes with putter off the green again and gets this to about a foot away. Par. 1-under thru 10 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 9 – Par 4
Seriously, where has this driver been all season? He finds another fairway, this time down the left side. His approach finds the rough and he goes with putter from there and man it was close. He hits the right edge and it lips out. Par. Wow that was cruel. 1-under thru 9 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 8 – Par 4
Another great drive for TW here. His approach lands on the green and slides another 10 feet to the left. Not much to see here. Two-putt par. 1-under thru 8 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 7 – Par 4
Tiger’s drive finds the right side of the fairway here. His approach is okay, good not great. With 20 feet left for birdie, Tiger’s putt comes up just a few inches short. Par. 1-under thru 7 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 6 – Par 3
Tiger’s tee shot on the 215-yard par 3 finds the green but hits a little slope and rolls to the left side. Not much to see here. He lags the birdie putt close and converts the par putt. 1-under thru 6 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 5 – Par 4
Tiger is crushing his driver this week. This one finds the fairway and his approach from there sticks around 5 feet from the cup. Incredible shot. He left his one right and it never came back. That’s a really disappointing par after two great shots. 1-under thru 5 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 4 – Par 4
3-wood here for TW and it’s another great shot down the fairway. Another mishit here from Tiger. His approach finds the fringe about 20 feet from the cup and his birdie putt never really had a chance. This putt had some sweeping movement from left-to-right and comes up short. Par. 1-under thru 4 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 3 – Par 5
Tiger goes driver here and he just smoked this one down the right side of the fairway. Fairway wood here for Tiger and he knocks this one further down the fairway on the left side near the green. He didn’t try and get to this one in two (he had about 300 yards to go), but instead he sets up a great angle at the green to knock a wedge in close. Not great effort from here, leaving it short and outside 40 feet. He gives this birdie putt a great run and it comes up about an inch short. Missed opportunity to score here, but no harm. Par. 1-under thru 3 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 2 – Par 3
Great shot off the tee from Tiger here on the 172-yard par 3. He leaves this one a little left of the hole, but it rolls off a slope to within 10 feet of the cup. Bang! He drops the putt and had the perfect speed the whole way. 1-under thru 2 (4-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – Par 4
Tiger hit a fan in the gallery after missing left with his tee shot. He muscles this out of the rough and onto the green, leaving a birdie putt from around 30-feet. He leaves it short and taps-in for par. Even thru 1 (3-under for the tournament).