Tiger nearly shot out of Augusta Masters

Apr 09, 2012, 07:28 IST | IANS

Tiger Woods teed off yesterday at the Masters needing to break par in the final round in order to avoid his worst professional result at Augusta National, well out of impending back-nine drama.

Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the all-time record of 18 majors, went out more than three hours before leader Peter Hanson of Sweden and second-place Phil Mickelson were set to start in the last group.

At three-over 219 in a share of 38th for 54 holes, four-time Masters winner Woods was 12 strokes off the pace, well beyond the all-time greatest last-day comeback, Jack Burke‚Äôs eight-stroke rally in 1956. 

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