Tiger Woods Shoots 6 Over in Final Round of 2022 Masters, Finishes 13 Over Par

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVApril 10, 2022

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th hole during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Tiger Woods had an incredible start to the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday, shooting an opening-round 71, which put him one under for the day. 

His finish, unfortunately, wasn't nearly as memorable. 

Woods shot a six-over 78 in Sunday's final round, the third straight round he exceeded par. That left him at 13 over for the tournament. 

The Masters @TheMasters

The chapter ends on Tiger Woods' 24th Masters. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/themasters?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#themasters</a> <a href="https://t.co/uNyEsieMXC">pic.twitter.com/uNyEsieMXC</a>


72 holes complete.<br><br>Welcome back, <a href="https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TigerWoods</a>. <a href="https://t.co/rKRzZBuJLA">pic.twitter.com/rKRzZBuJLA</a>

Of course, Woods' struggles in the later rounds could hardly be considered a surprise, being that it was the first tournament he's played since the November 2020 Masters. 

The biggest story of this tournament has been the return of Woods, without question, and the fact that he made the cut and played the full 72 holes despite being in obvious pain throughout the past four days was a major achievement. 

No Laying Up @NoLayingUp

This was really, really cool. <br><br>A few months ago, Tiger talked about how much he missed the feeling of crisp golf shots. About how he laid in the grass just to be outside. <br><br>Now he's walking off Augusta having completed 72 holes at The Masters. And soaking it up. Very cool. <a href="https://t.co/imPEwHo33C">pic.twitter.com/imPEwHo33C</a>

trey wingo @wingoz

I think he will because in his mind he still thinks he can catch Jack. Pain won’t stop him from competing. He won the 2008 US Open on a broken leg with a torn ACL and needed 91 holes to do it. <a href="https://t.co/Cu0jwxtMyv">https://t.co/Cu0jwxtMyv</a>

Scott Van Pelt @notthefakeSVP

Many years ago, when Tiger told me about the final round of the ‘97 Masters, he said his dad’s message was simple: “Finish the race.” <br><br>That smile walking off 18 says that today - he knows he did.

"Never give up," Woods told reporters Saturday when asked what type of message he was hoping to send with his Masters appearance. "... I fight each and every day. Each and every day is a challenge. Each and every day presents its own different challenges for all of us. I wake up and start the fight all over again."

Woods didn't give up, though the final round got away from him. After starting with a par on No. 1 and a birdie on No. 2, Woods had three straight bogeys on Nos. 4-6. He stabilized until the back nine, when bogeys on Nos. 11 and 14—and a double bogey on the 17th—ended his final round in tough fashion. 

The Masters @TheMasters

335 yards. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/themasters?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#themasters</a> <a href="https://t.co/P7wobcKbSw">pic.twitter.com/P7wobcKbSw</a>

It was a rough weekend in general. Woods came into the third round at one over but promptly shot consecutive 78s. 

But having Woods back in action was good for the sport and a good experience for the veteran golfer. Woods also confirmed that he's gunning to play July's Open Championship, another bit of good news:


"It's my favorite golf course in the world ... I will be there for that one."<a href="https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TigerWoods</a> plans to play The Open in July.<a href="https://t.co/Of3ewgFo1T">pic.twitter.com/Of3ewgFo1T</a>

So all in all, a successful return. 

"It was an unbelievable feeling, just to have the patrons and the support out there," he said in his television interview on CBS after his final round. "I obviously wasn't playing my best out there ... I don't know if words can really describe where I was a year ago and what my prospects were at that time. Even a month ago I didn't know if I could pull this off. I think it was a positive. I got some work to do, [and] I'm looking forward to it."