Woods finished with a final score of -11 and tied for 11th, seven shots behind the victor Webb Simpson who shot a -18. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he outpaced a lone bogey-5 at hole 7 with six birdies, capping with a walk-off 3 at 18 from eight inches after almost holing his approach from 153 yards out. He was in second, breathing down the neck of the leader Simpson. We've spent the last few years, many dinners with me in tears being frustrated about my golf game, and she was right there the whole time just supporting me, encouraging me to work hard. And he had 10 top-10 finishes.
The hole which had been somewhat of a nemesis for Woods loomed, and despite bombing a driver 354 yards off the tee, he spun his wedge shot back off the front of the green and filed to get up and down for par.
The 42-year-old has now finished in the top 15 in four of his last six starts in a PGA tournament and moved up to 80 in the world rankings, having begun the week in 92 place. On Sunday, starting the day 11 shots behind Simpson, Woods shot 32 on the front. He won the tournament by four shots and was greeted on the green by a hug from his wife Dowd, the mother of their four children.
After a 292 yard drive on the 523-yard par-5 16th, Poulter chipped his third shot to 7 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole.
Simpson finished last season at No. 88 in the key putting statistic (strokes gained), and he didn't miss a cut the rest of the year after Clark's tip.
Simpson burst onto the leaderboard during the second round Friday, when he shot 9-under-par 63 to tie the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course record.
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Jordan Spieth didn't have the greatest day in the world, including a disastrous quadruple-bogey at the 18th to shoot 74, but his tee shot at the 17th was certainly fun to watch.
The only way anyone other than Simpson could win, was if Simpson started making bogeys and doubles, which he refused to do. At that time, he was five shots back with five holes to play. His 69 and tie for 11th did not really provide a fair reflection of his efforts from Saturday onwards but Woods still needs to convince that he can win in esteemed company.
"I thought about him all day", Simpson said of his father.
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, Jimmy Walker and Xander Schauffele tied for second at 14 under par, with Jason Day of Australia and Jason Dufner knotted in fifth another stroke in arrears.
Former Masters champion Adam Scott, who was also affected by the ban, joked: "I hope he doesn't putt too well with that thing up his arm or they'll ban that, too".
Can't get the final putt to drop. Simpson did not hit the high notes of his previous three rounds, but he was able to enjoy his victory march down the 18th fairway and even a double-bogey took nothing away from the quality of his performance. Whether you love him or despise Tiger Woods-there does not seem to be much in-between with him, though it seems like an increasing portion of people are pulling for him-anyone in attendance or watching on television can not deny that Woods was the main event on Sunday. Please feel free to join in the conversation in the comments section below.