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Tiger Woods comfortably made the Masters cut for a record 24th straight time, expressing confidence in making a run for the green jacket. However, his chances were dashed early in the third round at Augusta National when he shot an 82, his lowest ever at the prestigious tournament. Woods struggled with a brutal four-hole stretch that included multiple double bogeys and bogeys, resulting in six dropped shots in that span. His 42 on the front nine was also his worst score for any nine at The Masters, leaving him 17 shots back of the lead.

Given the physical toll his body has endured in recent years, Woods appeared uncomfortable throughout the round, leading some to speculate if he would withdraw midway through the third round for the second year in a row. Last year, he had to pull out due to severe weather conditions that put his body through the wringer. Despite acknowledging that it had been a long day after his second round, Woods pushed through and completed the third round. This year’s Masters is his first appearance since a car accident that resulted in serious leg injuries, with Woods shooting a 78 in the third and fourth rounds of the tournament.

Sunday will mark Woods’ 100th round at Augusta, a significant milestone in his storied career. Fans eager to watch Woods on the course in the final round will need to be up early in the morning to witness his performance. Last year’s withdrawal due to adverse weather conditions and his struggles in this year’s tournament have raised concerns about Woods’ physical condition and ability to compete at the highest level. Despite facing setbacks and challenges, Woods remains determined to continue playing and striving for success on the golf course.

While Woods may have had an uncharacteristically poor showing in this year’s Masters, his legacy as one of the greatest golfers of all time remains intact. His record-breaking 24 straight cuts made at Augusta National is a testament to his longevity and consistency in the sport. Woods’ impact on golf and his enduring popularity among fans make him a perennial favorite at major tournaments, drawing large audiences and generating excitement around the game. As he embarks on his 100th round at Augusta, Woods continues to inspire and captivate audiences with his talent and resilience on the course.

Despite the challenges faced by Woods in recent years, including injuries and personal struggles, his presence at major tournaments like the Masters remains a highlight for fans and golf enthusiasts. The ups and downs of his career only serve to enhance the drama and intrigue surrounding his performances on the course. As Woods continues to defy expectations and push himself to new heights, his journey in golf will undoubtedly inspire future generations of players and fans alike. His enduring legacy as a golfing icon will continue to resonate with audiences around the world for many years to come.

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