June 2 2013
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The top two players in the world didn't exactly have the kind of weeks they'd hoped for in their last competitive appearances before the season's second major.
Tiger Woods, the defending and five-time champ of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, did manage to shoot even par in the final round after opening with a bogey and a triple bogey in his first four holes Sunday.
The triple was his second of the week -- the only other time he's had two in a single tournament was at the 1997 British Open, and he also had a quadruple bogey that week. Woods' third-round 79 also tied for the second-highest score of his career and included a 44 on the back nine, his first of the day.
Woods made two
double bogeys, a triple and a bogey over those nine holes, which
tallied up to the worst score of his career. Over 72 holes this week, Woods had five double bogeys or worse, tying the 2011 PGA Championship for the most in that dubious category, and he finished at 8 over.
Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, was behind the eight-ball almost from the get-go as he opened with a 78 that was the fifth-highest score of his PGA TOUR career. The young Northern Irishman battled back to make the cut with a 69, then shot 3 over on the weekend and finished in a tie for 57th.