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Tiger Woods had owned the par-4 sixth hole at Royal Lytham & St. Annes the first three days of the 141st Open Championship.
And then the toughest hole at Royal Lytham struck back at an inopportune time for Woods, who took a triple-bogey in Sunday's final round to cripple his run at leader Adam Scott.
After finding the fairway with 3-wood, Woods flew his approach shot into a greenside bunker, where it buried and also was about a foot in front of the wall of the bunker.
Woods took his time in thinking about what play he'd make, eventually deciding to take a whack at it, and the ball hit the wall and bounded backward, nearly hitting Tiger in the process.
The ball landed in an even tougher position, forcing Tiger to nearly lay down to take the shot from outside the wall of the bunker, with the ball shooting off the top of the bunker and finding the green.
He noticeably came up limping after that shot and went on to three-putt from 40 feet for a triple-bogey.
The triple dropped Woods seven shots back of Adam Scott, but a bogey by Scott and a chip-in birdie by Tiger at the par-5 seventh got him back within four. Scott had three bogeys in his first six holes as Royal Lytham is playing very tough, with howling winds and tough hole locations.
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