Tiger Woods knew this day should've turned out so much better.
He was cruising toward the end of the second round at the Masters on Friday, tied for a share of the lead and looking every bit like the guy who would be in control heading to the weekend.
Then, with one tough break at the 15th hole, everything changed.
Woods struck the flagstick and wound up in the water, forcing him to scramble for bogey. A three-putt at the final hole left him with another bogey. Instead of leading, he found himself three shots behind 36-hole leader Jason Day.
''The sun was in my eyes, so I knew I started the ball on the flag,'' Woods said. ''I didn't know if I cut it enough, but evidently it was a really good one.''
Too good, in fact.
The ball struck the stick with a resounding thud, which sent it careening back right into the pond in front of the green. After taking his penalty stroke, Woods needed a brilliant do-over just to salvage bogey. The unfortunate bounce seemed to take all the momentu...