Tiger Woods closes Greenbrier with bogey-free 67

Ryan Ballengee

At no point on Sunday was Tiger Woods a factor to win The Greenbrier Classic. However, Woods did wrap up at the Old White TPC with a bogey-free, 3-under 67 to carry some good feelings into his next start in two weeks at the Open Championship.

“Today was a good day. I played really well today,” said Woods, who finished T-32, six shots behind the score to get into a playoff. “It’s the best I’ve hit it in a very long time. I had full control over all the clubs. I hit it great, I had it shaped both ways, right-to-left, left-to-right, I had it all on call today.”

Woods' Sunday effort -- his first bogey-free round on the PGA Tour since Round 1 of the 2013 Barclays -- was more reminiscent of the opening 66 on Thursday, where Woods appeared in almost complete control of his game. In the final round, he hit 15 of 18 greens. However, he was unable to convert most of his scoring chances inside of 20 feet. The 67 could have been much lower had the putter been more cooperative.

“I made absolutely nothing,” he said. “I think we counted up, I had six lip-outs for birdie, so this could have been one of those special rounds, I really could have gone low.”

Despite the balky putter, Woods was encouraged by his ball-striking and shot-shaping.

“I had full control over all clubs," he said. "I hit it great. I had shapes both ways — right to left, left to right. I had it all on call today.”

That and lag putting will be crucial in two weeks at St. Andrews, where Woods won the Claret Jug in 2000 and 2005.

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