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He finally chipped to 5 feet above the hole on the steeply-slanted green, then rolled his next putt down the hill and 7 feet past and missed the comebacker to settle for the triple-bogey.

“The third shot was pretty incredible, to hit it that short and have it spin that much,” Furyk said. “I was up on the green, I watched it go up, spin _ it was spinning like a top _ and then came back. It had a lot of juice on it.

“He just kind of had things snowball on him and then the putter on the first side we played let him down and that added a bunch of shots as well.”

Woods birdied three of the first five holes on the front nine but had bogeys at No. 6 and 9 for his 79.

“It’s just one of those things where I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggled out there,” he said. “I tried to fight back on the back nine but it just didn’t quite materialize.”

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