Tiger Woods headed into the fourth round of the British Open on July 22 needing to erase a five-shot lead if he wanted to come anywhere close to claiming his 15th major event victory.
Instead, the 36-year-old golfer watched his chances dwindle away as he recorded a triple-bogey early in the round, making it pretty much impossible for him to pull off a come-from-behind win, which instead went to Ernie Els with a 2-under par 68.
Tiger hit his ball into the bunker on hole No. 6, and was forced to attempt to get the ball out of the bunker by hitting from his knees.
He was somehow able to get the ball out of the bunker, but was still more than 40 feet away from a bogey. He went on to miss the bogey attempt well short, then missed the double bogey attempt before being carded for the triple-bogey that left him seven shots behind leader Adam Scott. It was Woods’ first triple-bogey recorded since 2003.
Woods entered the last round of the British Open behind after blowing several birdie attempts during the first three days. He still hasn’t won a major event since 2008.