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Tiger remains No.1 despite recording the worst finish of his career.

747   //    09 Aug 2010, 16:21 IST
Tiger woods in action

Tiger woods in action

Tiger Woods finished 18 over par at Bridgestone Invitational but managed to hold on to his No.1 ranking. With Phil Mickelson needing to finish 4th or better to dethrone Tiger from the top spot, he himself managed to finish a lowly 46th and carded eight over in the final round. Woods carded three birdies, six bogeys and two double bogeys to finish 78th of the 80 men participating in the competition and also finished with a total of 298 which was also his highest score through four rounds of his PGA Tour career.

Prior to this year Woods had won seven out of the 10 tournaments that he played at the The Firestone Country Club which had previously been a happy hunting ground for him. Hunter Mahan won the tournament , Woods had owned. It is no surprise to see that the turmoil in Woods’ personal life is taking its toll, that the fallout from his very public indiscretions and the repercussions are causing enough distress which makes playing games nearly impossible. Since his comeback he has not managed to win any tournament and his form continues to fall.

Woods admitted that the way he played this week he would not be deserving a spot on the US Ryder Cup team, but also pointed out that there was time to correct his game. Woods will be in action in the  the fourth major of the year at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin later this week.

Tiger needs to make a remarkable and respectable comeback at Wisconsin to shut the mouth of his detractors. His fans are hoping that he reclaims his original form that won him 14 majors , and made him the greatest golfer of the modern era.

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