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Despite going into the final day at The Open 12 shots behind in 18th place, Tiger still felt he had a chance of winning.
Having won at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005, this win would have meant that Tiger would have been the only golfer to lift the Claret Jug at the “home of golf” three times.
Despite a brave start where it looked like he meant business; he birdied two of the first three holes, his hopes slipped away as he double bogeyed the 4th and 7th.
Woods finally shot 72 for a three under 213, 13 shots behind the winner, 27 year old South African, Louis Oosthuizen
“I knew the start I needed to get off to,” said Woods, “I was 2 under through three, and if I could somehow make 3 on No. 4 and somehow a birdie or an eagle on 5, that’s what could have happened, that’s what I felt like. But obviously that didn’t happen.”
Woods next appearance will be at the USPGA at Whisling Straits, where he will not only be hoping for a return to form, but will also be fighting for his world number one spot, as Lee Westwood, runner up in the Open is now only 0.24 points behind the world no 2 Phil Mickelson and closing in on Tiger.
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