Round 4: Open Championship
July 22 2012
Tiger Woods began the day five shots off the lead, and his chances of winning the British Open and a 15th career major championship appear to have ended after a wayward 5-iron found a pot bunker on the sixth hole.
With his ball near a steep face in the bunker, Woods tried to play out of the sand rather than play out sideways. The decision proved costly as Woods’ bunker shot didn’t come close to getting out of the trap, nearly hitting him as it bounced off the face ad back towards him.
Woods had to take an awkward stance on his next attempt from the bunker and hit it well away from the flag. Woods left his bogey putt 5 feet short, then missed again for a triple bogey to drop to 3 over on his round and seven shots back.