March 3 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A year ago, Tiger Woods shot a final-round 62 to finish second.
Sunday, Woods' week ended without him breaking par at PGA National.
Woods stumbled to a 4-over 74 on a windswept afternoon at The Honda Classic, where he failed to crack 70 for the fourth consecutive day.
"I passed 62 somewhere on 12," Woods joked afterward. Actually, he passed it on the par-3 15th, with the third of his three three-putts
For the second time this week, Woods struggled with his putter, taking 33 putts. The rest of his game wasn't much better.
Woods hit just eight fairways and 12 greens on his way to as many double bogeys -- two -- as birdies to go with three bogeys.
The first of those double bogeys came on No. 6, where Woods hit his tee shot so far right he couldn't find.
On the 11th, Woods found the water on his approach shot before two-putting from 22 feet for another double.
"I just made too many penalties this week," Woods said. "Today is a perfect example. I didn't play that poorly. I had two water balls and a lost ball. Take those away, and I missed two short birdie putts, and it was actually a decent score."
The lone bright for Woods came on the 18th hole, which he eagled for the second year in a row. He reached the par-5 finishing hole in two and drained a 10-footer to loud cheers.
He also had birdies on the par-5 third, and the par-4 ninth.
"I feel good with what I did," he said. "Just got to clean up the rounds and make a couple more putts."