*Maybe toothgate was too much for Tiger Woods.
The golfer had four pars, three bogeys, a double bogey, and a triple bogey throughout his run at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and bogeyed the final hole on Friday to shoot the worst 18-hole score of his pro career with an 82.
He’ll miss the cut for a second straight PGA Tour event.
His tooth was famously missing earlier this month while surprising his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the super-G tournament in Italy. This week, he was missing his chip game, flubbing a bunch of them during his opening round Thursday. It was so bad that Golf Channel’s lead analyst Brandel Chamblee said he had never seen a professional that bad around the greens.
“These are some of the most friendly turf conditions that the players will face all year long, and Tiger Woods was as bad, not as I’ve ever seen him, not as bad as I’ve ever seen another tour pro, the worst I’ve ever seen a tour pro around the greens, and it is a long way from there to playing competitive golf again,” he said.
Things went from bad to epic fail on Friday.
Woods’ first nine at TPC Scottsdale was also the worst 9-hole stretch of his career. He had a double bogey and a triple bogey on consecutive holes en route to a 44.
The Golf Channel’s “Tiger Tracker” — a Twitter account that has been live-tweeting every single shot Tiger has taken over the past few years — tweeted that this was unlike anything it had ever seen from the former best player alive:
Adding insult to injury, the Phoenix Open is traditionally a relatively easy course that the pros pick apart.
“Physically I’m fine,” Woods said after the first round Thursday. “I feel great. Mentally I’m a little bit tired from the grind of trying to piece together a round.”
Woods is scheduled to play next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times in his career. He shot a third-round 79 last year and missed the secondary, 54-hole cut.