September 22 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
ATLANTA -- By his own measure, Tiger Woods was "very satisfied" with his season.
And why wouldn't he be?
Woods won five times and could be named Player of the Year later this week.
"I wish I would have been a little more consistent in some of the events, but overall, at the end of the day, you know, to add n some of the events, but overall, at the end of the day, you know, to add to the win total for the year, it's always a good thing," he said.
Woods wasn't able to add to it here, though. He shot a 3-under 67 Sunday to end his week at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola even par and well down the leaderboard.
He was never in contention at East Lake after failing to break par the first two rounds, citing exhaustion as he explained his late-round collapse Friday when he played his last five holes in 6 over after playing his first 13 in 5 under.
"There are days where I just don't have it," said Woods, who came into the week No. 1 in the FedExCup standings. "Game doesn't feel right. Body doesn't feel right. Things just don't work. But I still grind it out and post some numbers."
He did that over the weekend, including on Sunday when he made five birdies and two bogeys.
But for the week, he finished near last in fairways hit (25 of 56, including just seven on Sunday) and greens in regulation (47 of 72, including 12 on Sunday).
Woods also wasn't great with the putter, taking 118 putts in all, including 28 in the final round.
"That's something I'm very proud of is that there were days where I just didn't quite have it, but I grinded it out and pieced together a round which kept me in tournaments," Woods said. "Over the course of my career, I've won many a tournaments just because of that."
This just wasn't one of them.