ABC Sports Online
Monday, August 28
ABC Sports Online gave a hole-by-hole synopsis of the Battle at Bighorn between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia.
(The players played the back nine first -- teeing off at No. 10 to start the match and finishing on No. 9.)
No. 10: 429 yard, par 4
After Woods knocked a 7-iron to about 20 feet, Garcia pulled his approach long and left. His chip on ran 12 feet past the hole. Woods two-putted for par, and Garcia's par putt lipped out to go one down.
No. 11: 435 yard, par 4
Woods pushed his 6-iron approach right of the green, while Garcia's approach landed about 10 feet away from the hole. Woods' chip rolled 6 feet past the cup. Garcia's birdie putt lipped out. Woods knocked in his par putt to remain one up.
No. 12: 531 yards, par 5
After both players hit mediocre drives, Garcia's second shot fell just short of the green while Woods was forced to lay up out of a bunker. Woods' third fell to about 10 feet, while Garcia chipped to about 15 feet away. Garcia sunk his for birdie. Woods' birdie attempt lipped out to square the match.
No. 13: 447 yards, par 4
Both players hit solid drives. Garcia's 9-iron approach left him a 20-footer birdie, while Woods knocked a sand wedge to 4 feet. Garcia's putt rolled four feet by, while Woods's short birdie attempt lipped out. Garcia knocked in his par putt to keep the match even.
No. 14: 367 yards, par 4
Both players' drives found greenside bunkers. Garcia's sand shot stopped 8 feet short, while Woods' rolled 14 feet by the cup. Both players missed their birdie attempts. Woods' putt was conceded, but Garcia missed his 3-footer coming back to go one down.
No. 15: 197 yards, par 3
Woods' 8-iron tee-shot landed 15 feet from the cup. Garcia pulled his 7-iron to about 35 feet away. Garcia's long birdie attempt rolled 3 feet by, while Woods' missed right, and his par putt was conceded. Garcia knocked in his come-backer to stay one down.
No. 16: 519 yards, par 5
After a pair of great drives, Garcia's 3-wood approach landed 30 feet short of the cup, while Woods' 5-iron stopped 15 feet away. Garcia's eagle attempt rolled inches by and his birdie was conceded. Woods' eagle putt also just missed, leaving him one up.
No. 17: 220 yards, par 3
Woods' 8-iron landed 20 feet from the hole. Garcia followed with an 8-iron that rolled to four feet from the cup. Woods missed his birdie attempt, and Garcia banged in his short birdie putt to square the match.
No. 18: 449 yards, par 4
Both players hit solid drives. Woods approach fell 20 feet from the cup, and Garcia's landed at roughly the same distance away. Both missed their birdie efforts to keep the match even.
No. 1: 397 yards, par 4
After both players' drives found the fairway, Woods' wedge landed 12 feet from the cup. Garcia followed with a sand wedge to 3 feet. Woods banged his putt in for birdie, and Garcia did the same to keep the match all square.
No. 2: 434 yards, par 4
Both players hit perfect drives followed by wedge approaches that landed 15 feet from the cup. Woods' birdie attempt fell just short. Garcia's rolled inches by, and both par putts were conceded to keep the match even.
No. 3: 550 yards, par 5
After both players found the fairway off the tee, each hit long irons just off the green. Garcia's chip skipped roughly 18 feet past the hole, while Woods' ran up to 8 feet away. Garcia's birdie effort ran 3 feet by, and his par was conceded. Woods' birdie try lipped out, leaving the match all square.
No. 4: 227 yards, par 3
Garcia's long iron approach flew long, just off the green. Woods' tee shot landed safely on the green, but roughly 45-50 feet short of the cup. Woods' lag was close, and his par putt was conceded. Garcia's birdie barely missed left, and the match remained even.
No. 5: 351 yrds, par 4
After both players layed up safely off the tee, Woods' sand wedge approach spun back to only 2 feet from the hole. Garcia hit his sand wedge fat, leaving a 30 feet birdie attempt which he banged right in the back of the cup. He then conceded Woods' putt to keep the match all square.
No. 6: 538 yards, par 5
Both players' drives found the fairway. Garcia's 3-wood approach carried just off the green, while Woods' 5-iron landed about 35 feet right of the hole. Woods' eagle attempt missed right, and his birdie putt was conceded. Garcia mis-hit his chip, leaving a 10 foot come-backer. He nailed hit to keep the match even.
No. 7: 194 yards, par 3
Both players hit 7-iron off the tee. Garcia's rolled back about 35 feet from the cup, while Woods' stayed up at 12 feet away. Garcia's long birdie attempt curled right in the hole. Woods' birdie attempt rolled left of the cup to leave him one down.
No. 8: 457 yards, par 4
Garcia's drive split the fairway, but Woods' found the right rough. Garcia's 7-iron approach carried just over the green. Woods followed with a 9-iron that flew even farther over. His chip ran 4 feet by, while Garcia's putt from off the green left him the same distance. Woods banged in his par putt, and Garcia followed suit to remain one up.
No. 9: 355 yards, par 4
Garcia's drive found the middle of the fairway, while Woods' nearly reached the green. Garcia's sand wedge approach ran 8 feet past the cup. Woods nearly holed his approach, and left himself 5 feet for birdie. Garcia calmly banged in the putt for the 1-up victory.