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article imageTiger Woods heading in wrong direction on U.S. Open leaderboard

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 15, 2013 in Sports
It was moving day at the U.S. Open and Tiger Woods moved to the wrong side of town. Looking to break his streak of not winning a major tournament since 2008, Woods instead shot a 76 and now sits at +9, 10 strokes off the lead.
Woods birdied the first hole at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. but went on to post 7 bogeys the rest of the way. It's being referred to by some scribes as his worst day 3 at a major in his career. It's a day Tiger will likely file under 'forget' as the lowlights were frequent, with Woods neither driving to the green well nor putting with consistency.
His head was down much of the round.
Woods has 4 tournament wins this season, including The Player's Championship, and he appeared to be back as the dominant force in the game. But after that Player's win on May 12 he competed only in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, where he finished 65th.
Tied for 31st, Woods has 10 strokes to make up on leader Phil Mickelson and a host of others in front of him. In other words, in all likelihood he must now until the Open Championship on July 18 to try again for major win number 15.
Stalled at 14 majors, Woods is 4 from tying the record held by Jack Nicklaus.
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