AUGUSTA, Ga. – Saturday is called the day of the move at the Masters Tournament because it is when the best golfers try to jump out of the competition to compete in the final tournament on Sunday.
That expectation was true for Cameron Smith of Australia, who under 68 on Saturday made it possible for him to fire three times for a third captain, Scottie Scheffler, who fired a steady and steady shot – under section 71.
But Saturday was another thing: a day of change of lighting.
Ever since Tiger Woods arrived at the Augusta National Games last week, he has directed all discussions of the 2022 tournament and attracted great performances that follow him from door to door as if there were no other golfers on the field.
But on Saturday afternoon, when Woods stumbled and passed 18 holes and fell 16 shots behind Scheffler, the Masters’ goal this year changed.
Woods, who fired 78 on the day the heat hit the 40s, was not left on the golf course. But the truth came when he dropped seventh in the race and sat on the 41st show.
The Woods’ return to golf after a crash that nearly died 14 months ago has been inspiring and inspiring as well as incredibly successful in every way. But by the end of the third round, it was clear that Woods’ return this week would be a limit. From the start of his third tour, Woods’s sprained ankle appeared to be stiff, and crossing the Augusta National mountains and mountains seemed a bit too painful for his right leg and knee.
Surprisingly, his great strength – his stroke, which had been the envy of his friends for four years – left him. Three Woods put in its last three holes and had four putts in one hole.
After Woods left the hole 18 Saturday and left the club, his walk grew larger. He climbed on a high platform to speak to the press and to answer a question about his spine, which has undergone five operations.
“They are not members and free as they are, they are real,” he said.
But Woods, 46, knows he is watching her. While he always did not want to live a conspicuous life as an example, he is not avoiding these changes this week. When asked what he hopes to show for Masters fans this year, he replied: “Don’t despair. Always chase your dreams. And I win every day. Every day is a challenge. Every day presents its various challenges to all of us. I wake up and start fighting again.”
Woods’ troubles on Saturday began after a successful play on his first four holes, which ended in two parts, a bogey and a birdie. But in the fifth hole, he was most impressed when he hit a midfield in 1922 yards. His ball landed 65 meters from the hole, a distance that Woods struggled to negotiate in the most amazing way, plus a small third from four feet that caused almost all the change around the hole before it came out. There was another three-putt on the ninth hole, which was set up by a poor path that left the Woods ball 60 feet high from the pit.
Woods had recovered with the retrospective birds in holes 12 and 13 and two regular episodes in the following holes. But three more unintentional shots led to two bogeys and two bogeys in its three closing holes – and nine other putts.
“It’s like I hit a thousand on the pages today,” said Woods, who spent a long time laughing and laughing at his accident. “I was trying different things, trying to find something, trying to find something. And nothing seemed to be moving.
Scheffler played nine opening holes if he wanted to escape the race by sunset on Saturday. He fired a second, third, sixth, and eight rebounds, which left him with five whips to clear after Friday. Scheffler, the world’s greatest male player, needed the first champions to lead Charl Schwartzel, who played his first 10 holes to enter second.
But Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion, impressed with the previous four bogeys. Smith, however, continued his impressive performance in last month’s Players’ Championship when he closed with a win over all nine par-5 games.
Scheffler avoided a large crowd at his hole Saturday after a shooting in the woods near the road. Forced to drop a drop with the penalty of a single stroke, Scheffler then dropped a long metal bar on the top of an 18-hole mountain that reached a green slope but swung above. Scheffler also successfully slipped small chips down the hill and left a three-foot bogey stand, which he drowned.
Woods impressed Scheffler, who has won three times this year on the PGA Tour.
“We all wish we had a two-month, three-dimensional window – and hopefully the authorities will fall somewhere in that window,” Woods said. “We care about those windows. Scottie appears to be in the same window. “
Sungjae Im was third in fourth place under the competition with five strokes behind Scheffler. Shane Lowry was second only to run after third place 73.