In a crazy day of gusty winds and lousy golfing conditions, it was certainly a Saturday that Tiger Woods will want to forget. Woods shot the highest nine hole score of his professional career, carding a 44 on the back nine, including two double-bogeys and one triple-bogey. It seems like the five wins that Tiger has had at the Muirfield Village Golf Club were a distant memory, as he recorded a 79(+7) on Saturday. After the day of destruction was through, Woods finds himself near the bottom of the leaderboard, 16 shots off the pace and desperately searching for any silver linings this weekend.
Instead, it looks like Matt Kuchar (-8) will be trying to finish off the tournament. He currently finds himself in first place, two strokes up on fellow American Kevin Chappell (-6). Kuchar recorded his sixth runner-up finish at last weekend’s Colonial Plaza Invitational, so he will be aiming to do one better this time around. Chappell entered play in 15th on Saturday and rose through the leaderboard on the strength of a 68. Chappell has never won a PGA tournament, but knowing that he is that close to accomplishing the feat must be a boon going into Sunday.
Australian Adam Scott, winner of the Masters at Augusta, also had a great day on Saturday, navigating the gusting winds to score a 69 on the round and move up 20 spots on the leaderboard, now resting in a tie for seventh place.
Justin Rose is shooting -5 for the weekend and sits just three shots behind the leader. With another day of crazy winds and golfers second-guessing their every shot, three shots can disappear in one hole. Just ask Tiger Woods.