Tiger Woods at British Open Golf 2013: Day 4 Recap and Twitter Reaction

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2013

It simply wasn’t Tiger Woods' day at Muirfield.

The world’s No. 1-ranked golfer couldn’t keep his composure during the final round of the 2013 British Open and finished at three-over par on the day, tying for sixth place.   

Here’s a quick look at how his scorecard looked at the end of the day:

Tiger’s Round 4 Scorecard

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Out

Par

4

4

4

3

5

4

3

4

5

36

Score

5

4

4

4

5

5

3

4

4

38

Hole

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

In

Total

Par

4

4

4

3

4

4

3

5

4

35

71

Score

5

5

3

3

3

5

3

5

4

36

74

All scoring information courtesy of ESPN.

Woods spoke to the media following the tournament, courtesy of The Associated Press' Tim Dahlberg and Golf Channel's Jason Sobel:

Phil Mickelson won the Claret Jug with his incredible ball-striking, great mid-range and solid putting in one of the best rounds Lefty has ever played during his prolific career.

Woods had a tough go right from the beginning, starting Sunday with a quick bogey on the first hole. He would bogey again on holes No. 4 and No. 6 before getting one back with a birdie on No. 9.

As you can see, some of his putts on the day were just miserable:

Others were picturesque, but those were too few and far between to allow Woods to win:

The back nine didn’t treat Woods much better, as he bogeyed back-to-back holes on No. 10 and No. 11.

He was fortunate to make birdie on No. 12 and seemed to be mounting a comeback with another on No. 14.

Unfortunately, another bogey on 15 would be the end of Woods’ slim chances to catch Mickelson—who caught fire with four birdies over the final six holes.

It was an immensely frustrating experience for the 37-year-old superstar, who came into the round at one-under par—two back from then-leader Lee Westwood—with a real chance to capture his first major since the 2008 U.S. Open.

That was not to be, as the streak of poor performances and downright bad luck in major tournaments continued.

Round 4 at Muirfield represented one of Woods’ best chances to end a five-year major drought and inch closer to Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18 victories in the biggest tournaments. Tiger remains stuck at 14 major championships after an ugly Sunday.

Let’s take a look at what Twitter is saying about Woods’ Day 4 performance. 

The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman revealed a bizarre statistic about Woods in major tournaments:

John Strege of Golf Digest brought up something that Tiger’s father said back in 1995 that could—almost unfortunately now—come true:

ESPN's Justin Ray shows how Woods has dominated during the opening rounds of recent majors, but collapses down the stretch:

Alan Shipnuck of Sports Illustrated summed up the consensus opinion of those watching Woods’ dismal start to his final round at the British Open:

Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News pointed out that Mickelson is now mentally tougher than Woods, a player who almost everyone feared prior to his scandal and subsequent slump:

ESPN’s Wright Thompson tried to shed some light on just how angry Woods is at this outcome:

Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis thinks that Tiger's game is looking like his at the moment:

 

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