Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods said his misjudgement of the wind was the reason behind the career-worst 10 he carded on the par-3 12th hole during the final round of the 2020 Masters.
Woods, who made par on the hole in each round of the tournament during his 2019 Masters win, again made par on No. 12 on Thursday and Friday. He birdied the hole on Saturday before his septuple-bogey meltdown on Sunday in Augusta, Ga.
The blunders resulted in a fourth-round score of 9-over par as he headed to the 13th tee. Woods went on the birdie five of his last six holes to finish the round at 4-over par. He tied for 38th place at 1-under par for the tournament.
Dustin Johnson won the tournament with a Masters-record score of 20-under par.
"I committed to the wrong wind," Woods said Sunday on The Masters CBS broadcast. "The wind was off to the right for the first two guys, then it switched to off the left. I didn't commit to that wind.
"I got ahead of it and pushed it too. That started the problems. From there I hit a lot more shots and had a lot more experiences in Rae's Creek."
Woods began the hole with a 143-yard, 8-iron tee shot that rolled into the creek, which sits just in front of the green on the 155-yard hole. He took a one-stroke penalty before he smacked his next shot onto the green, but the ball rolled off the green and found the creek for a second time.
Woods took another penalty. He then smacked his next shot into the bunker before he found the creek for a third time. He then hit a shot out of the sand and onto the fringe. Woods took out his putter for his ninth stroke. He left the putt 11 inches from the hole before he tapped in his 10th stroke.
"This is unlike any other sport," Woods said. "You are so alone out there and you have figure it out and fight. Nobody is going to pull you off the bump. You just have to figure it out."
Woods' final five birdies helped him avoid his career-worst Masters round (77) by one stroke. He carded that score in the third round of the 1995 Masters, his first appearance in the major championship.
The PGA Tour scheduled continues with the RSM Classic from Thursday through Sunday at Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga.