Tiger Woods runs up horror TEN in final round of Masters
The five-time winner endured his nightmare at the par-3 12th at Augusta National after being in the water three times.
It was Woods' highest score at any hole in the major, beating a triple-bogey 8 at the 15th in the past by two shots.
The disaster at the 155-yard hole called "Golden Bell" dropped the 15-time major winner from three-under to four-over.
Woods had been unsure about his club selection on the tee before going with an 8-iron only to see that land on the bank at the front and run back into Rae's Creek.
From closer to the green, he did exactly the same thing with his third shot then put the next one into a bunker at the back.
With a treacherous stance, he sent his sixth shot into the water again and the bleeding eventually stopped after trying the same shot again and getting it on to the edge of the green.
He looked shell-shocked but, as has been the case throughout his career, he didn't let the disappointment linger.
It was the mark of a great player as the 44-year-old bounced back with a birdie at the next then finished with four in a row for a closing 76 and a one-under total.
"I committed to the wrong wind,” said Woods afterwards. “The wind was off the right for the first two guys and when I stepped up there it switched to howling off the left.
"I got ahead of it and pushed it, too. That just started the problems from there and I hit a lot more shots and had a lot more experiences in Rae's Creek.
"This is unlike any other sport in that you are so alone out there and have to figure out how to fight and I did coming in.”
The record score at the 12th is Tom Weiskopf's 13 in 1980 while the highest score at a hole in Masters history was Sergio Garcia's eight-over 13 at the 15th in 2018.
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