Tiger Woods of the U.S. (R) waits with his caddie Joe LaCava after teeing off on the ninth hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, northern England July 22, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
Tiger was on a pretty good run throughout the first three rounds of the 2012 British Open, but that run, all together with the major, evaporated when he landed his ball on a bunker on the sixth hole at Royal Lytham.
Tiger's ball landed into one the deep sand traps and believing he could it get out by hitting it forward than to the safer sides, Tiger found his ball hitting the mound before landing again on the sand.
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Tiger triple-bogeyed the hole and he there ended his chances of climbing up close enough to the day's leader, Adam Scott - who lost by one stroke to Ernie Els by the way.
Tiger ended -3 and tied for third with Brandt Snedeker while Adam Scott finished second with -2 and Ernie Els first with -7.
With the loss, Tiger extends his drought for winning major championships to four years and the onslaught of the media over his lost ability to win golf's most prestigious tournaments continues.
Tiger will still get a good consolation prize of £297,000 ($466,000) in prize money while Ernie Els, 1st, obtains 900,000 ($1.4 million), and Adam Scott, 2nd, £520,000 ($811,000)
Nonetheless, Tiger, in a couple of weeks,will still get a shot to prove himself in the year's last major tournament as the 2012 PGA Championship meets its opening round on August 9 at the Ocean Course Kiawah Island in South Carolina.
Tiger's triple-bogey is his first since the 2003 Open Championship. Does it finally signal that things are cooling off for him?