AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tied at the Masters this year, a feat everyone would gladly have taken at the beginning of the week.
But they tied for 41st place, something no one could've predicted.
After the second round McIlroy was two shots out of the lead and most had declared this Masters his to win. But an ugly third-round 77 sent McIlroy down the leaderboard and a final-round 76 didn’t help matters either.
McIlroy had so much hope for this year’s Masters. His final-round collapse last year has been well documented and he seemed to be on form this year, having won the Honda Classic on strong fashion five weeks ago in Florida.
“It was a disappointing weekend,” McIlroy said. “Just one of those things. I played pretty well over the first couple days and then just came out on Saturday and really just didn’t have it that front nine and that sort of killed me for the rest of the tournament.”