Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Tiger Woods’ competitive edge and determination have almost never come into question, until now. PGA Tour rookieÂ Brendan Steele toldÂ Sports Illustrated he thought Woods didn’t give his best effort in the final round at Torrey Pines.
“I don’t think he gave it everything today,” Steele said on Sunday after being paired with Woods for the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. “Once it started going in the wrong direction, I don’t think it had his full attention.”
Woods started off well at Torrey Pines — a venue he’s had much success at — carding back-to-back 69s in the first two rounds to head into the weekend just back of contention at 6 under. But his putts again weren’t falling and he wasn’t able to align all the aspects of his game to ride the bogey-free first-round momentum through Friday and into the weekend.
In the final two rounds, he logged just four total birdies compared to nine bogeys to shoot 74, 75 and finish the tournament T44, 15 strokes back of tournament winnerÂ Bubba Watson. The poor results continue a major slump for Woods and mark his worst season debut since his first full season on the PGA Tour in 1997.