Searching for his 15th major tournament victory in pursuit of the Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18 major tour events, Tiger Woods struggled through the 2012 Masters Tournament, turning in the worst performance of his career at the event.

Woods, 36, recorded five bogeys in the final round of the Masters April 8, finishing five-over-par with a four-round score of 293, tied for 41st overall. This surpassed his 2004 Masters when he placed 22nd with a two-over-par 290 total that year.

The four-time Masters champion came into this year’s tournament as the favorite to win it all after ending a 28-month-long losing slump March 25 by winning the U.S. PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods still hasn’t won a major tour event since claiming the 2008 US Open.

Other favorites such as top-ranked golfer Luke Donald and second-ranked Rory McIlroy also struggled. Donald finished three-over-par, while McIlroy finished five-over-par.

Meanwhile, South African native Louis Oosthuizen stole the show by making a rare double-eagle on a par-5 to take the lead midway through the final round. But Oosthuizen’s lead didn’t last long with veteran Bubba Watson charging on the back nine.

Watson eventually forced Oosthuizen into a sudden death playoff, only the 15th playoff in the 76-year history of The Masters. Watson beat Oosthuizen on the second hole of the playoff to claim his first Masters victory.

The next major tour event is the U.S. Open, scheduled for June.