Tiger tanks at Torrey: Woods matches 2nd-worst score ever as a professional

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Where Tiger’s 79 at Torrey ranks on the roster of his all-time stink-er-oos.

Tiger Woods, as SB Nation’s Brendan Porath described on Saturday, imploded in stunning fashion in the third round of the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open. While it was shocking to watch Tiger come apart on a Torrey Pines track he has owned over the years, it wasn’t that long ago that the world No. 1 carded the same 7-over 79; in fact, it was just last year at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village Golf Club. As he'd reveal later, however, Woods was dealing with an elbow injury during last year's Memorial, an injury he kept "hidden" until it flared up at Merion and the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods' highest 18-hole scores as a professional:

Score To Par Event
81 10-over 2002 Open Championship
79 7-over 2013 Memorial Tournament
79 7-over 2010 Quail Hollow Championship
79 7-over 1996 Holden Australian Open
78 8-over 1996 THE TOUR Championship
78 6-over 1999 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
77 7-over 2011 PGA Championship
77 7-over 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
77 7-over 1998 Open Championship
77 5-over 1997 Las Vegas Invitational
77 5-over 1998 Bay Hill Invitational
77 5-over 2002 Buick Invitational
76 6-over 2013 U.S. Open Championship
76 6-over 2000 Williams World Challenge
76 6-over 1998 THE TOUR Championship
76 5-over 2012 The Barclays
76 4-over 2004 U.S. Open Championship
76 4-over 1997 Bell Canadian Open
76 4-over 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
76 4-over 1998 Motorola Western Open
76 4-over 2003 Masters Tournament
76 4-over 2003 the Memorial Tournament
76 4-over 2006 U.S. Open Championship - Rd. 1
76 4-over 2006 U.S. Open Championship - Rd. 2

(Stats, which do not include Saturday's 79 at Torrey Pines, courtesy of TigerWoods.com)

The 9-over stretch in seven holes on Saturday was a surreal run of catastrophe for Woods, who simply could not make a par. After blasting the field here last year, the unraveling and MC were a startling beginning to the 2014 season, which resumes this week overseas at the Dubai Desert Classic.

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