Tiger Woods needed a victory at the Wyndham Championship this weekend to secure a position in the FedEx Cup playoffs. After 3 consecutive rounds in the 60s, Woods looked prepared to make a run at the leader. Woods would begin the fourth round 2 shots back of leader Jason Gore. A bogey on the final hole of the third round kept Woods from joining Gore in the final group.
Woods started his round in the second to last group, paired with Scott Brown. Both began the day 13 under par. Woods started with several consecutive pars missing out on good birdie looks. Brown, however, began his round with fireworks by making a hole in one on the par 3 third hole. This tied Brown for the lead. Woods would play the front 9 even par. His back 9 and shot at victory would unravel with a triple bogey 7 on the 11th hole. Woods skulled his third shot over the green, left his next chip short of the flag before 3 putting for the 7. Tiger would make 4 birdies coming in to finish his round strong, salvaging an even par 70.
Woods would finish the tournament in a tie for 10th. Without the win he needed, Woods failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second consecutive year. Despite this, Tiger had a solid tournament with three of his four rounds in the 60s. I expect to see Tiger back to playing consistent golf in the 2015-16 season. 51 year old Davis Love III, shooting a final round 64 won the Wyndham Championship. Love III showed that he can still compete on the regular PGA tour, despite his eligibility to compete on the Senior Tour. Love III will again be in the news in October as he is the United States Ryder Cup team captain.
By Matt Nadworny