There was a time, not too long ago, when it seemed like Tiger Woods could shoot an 82 if he played 27 holes. Oh, how the mighty has fallen.
Woods shot an 82 on Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, his worst round ever in a PGA Tour event. When he finished his round in rainy conditions at the TPC Scottsdale, he was dead last in the 132-man field, a whopping 13 shots over par.
Tiger talked earlier in the week about how his swing speed has increased after an off-season spent recovering from another back surgery and working with a new coach. He's hitting the ball farther than he has in years.
Problem is, he much like Randy Johnson or Sandy Koufax in the early stages of their careers, Woods doesn't know where the ball is going. One look at his back-9 scorecard from Friday shows you just how awful his day was:
Tiger is scheduled to play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week at Torrey Pines, the course where he has enjoyed the most success of his Hall of Fame career. If he can't get it going there, this could be a long, awful season for the former best golfer on the planet.