Tiger’s Latest Comeback Attempt Falls Just Short at Masters

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Tiger Woods finished tied for fourth place overall in the Masters Tournament after finishing the final round with a 5 under par 67 at the Augusta National golf course April 10.

Woods started the fourth round April 10 seven strokes behind the lead in ninth place, but knocked in a string of birdies along with a 15-foot eagle that pushed him into a tie for the lead at 10 under with Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartze.

It appeared as if Woods was about to pull off perhaps his best come-from-behind victory ever and win his first major tournament since the 2009 Australian Masters. But the comeback attempt came up short as the 14-year veteran encountered difficulties on a few key putts late in the round, resulting in a bogey at the 12th hole, followed by shooting par at the par 5 13th hole.

Schwartze went on to finish with a 14 under 66 in the final round to win his first Masters’ green jacket.

Woods told reporters afterward he felt that he left a few shots out on the field, according to ESPN.com. “I should have easily shot 3 or 4 under on the back nine,” he said. “I was right there in the thick of it.”

Woods, who finished in fourth place for the second straight Masters, has now performed in 11 major tournaments without a win, the longest winless streak of his career.