British Open: Tiger Woods 3-putts, drops a stroke early

The final round of the British Open didn't get off to a good start for Tiger Woods as he dropped out of the red numbers on No. 1.

Tiger Woods began the final round of The Open two strokes off the lead, but he's now three back after an early bogey on the first hole.

Woods bogeyed No. 1 in the first round, but that was a result of a poor tee shot. On Sunday it was his putter that cost him. Woods drilled his tee shot into the middle of the fairway and was in good position to hit a solid approach. He came up short, however, leaving a long birdie putt from the front of the green. Woods' lag putt was excellent, leaving him about five feet to save par.

While he would typically knock a similar putt into the back of the hole with some pace, Woods hit his par attempt gently and it broke right and missed.

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He tapped in the opening bogey to drop to even par and three strokes off the lead. Woods' playing partner Adam Scott also made bogey on No. 1.

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