AKRON, Ohio – First let’s get the numbers out of the way. For the third consecutive day Tiger Woods failed to break par at Firestone Country Club, setting a career record for his highest score in relation to par through 54 holes (11-over 221).
His third-round 75 was his highest ever at Firestone, followed by his opening 74 on Thursday and his rebound 72 on Friday; and he’s hit just 25 of 54 greens in regulation, a .463 batting average that is just a hair higher than his career worst in that category at the 2003 PGA Championship (45.8 percent).
You get the idea.
“I drove it terrible, hit my irons terrible, didn’t putt well and it added up to a lot,” Woods told a PGA Tour media official after declining to speak with the press for the second consecutive day.
All of which brings up an interesting question going forward. According to year-to-date projections, whatever that is worth, Woods is 114th on the FedEx Cup points list. If he is endangered of falling out of the top 125 and failing to earn a start at the first Playoff event in three weeks in New Jersey would he consider playing the Wyndham Championship for the first time in his career?
Just a thought.