Tiger Woods' Amazing Bunker Adventure Ends With Triple Bogey

Tiger Woods was in contention in a major and wearing his traditional Sunday red. But through five holes, his round had been profoundly boring.

Then he found a bunker on the sixth hole.

Attempting to chip a ball sitting just inches away from a steep rivet, Woods found his ball move backwards on this third shot, as he jutted out of the way to avoid being hit by it as it ricocheted off the bunker wall.

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In his next shot, still in the bunker but in perhaps an even more precarious lie, Woods found himself on his hands and knees, forced to hit the ball sideways to the edge of the green.

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From there, his 30-foot bogey putt missed short, and his double-bogey putt lipped out, resulting in an embarrassing triple-bogey for the world's most recognizable golfer.

When it was all said and done, Woods fell seven shots off the lead to 3-under par.

"His hopes for a 15th major championship...have now been dashed," ESPN commentator Sean McDonough proclaimed as Woods sulked his way to the seventh tee box.

Gulp.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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