Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.
Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the base of a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par putt on his final hole Friday in the Phoenix Open, he had the worst score of his career — an 11-over-par 82 that left him 16 strokes behind leader Martin Laird, who carded a second consecutive 66.
Phil Mickelson, playing in the afternoon, shot 76 and missed the cut by two shots.
Woods was in last place when he headed home to Florida to try to fix a game in disarray. It was the first time in his career that he missed the cut in consecutive PGA Tour events, the most recent one in August at the PGA Championship.
About the only thing he didn't lose was his sense of humor.
"I'm just doing this so I don't get fined," Woods said with a smile as he faced the media, repeating Marshawn Lynch's only line at Super Bowl media day.
Woods' previous worst score was an 81 in the third round at Muirfield in the 2002 British Open, where he caught the brunt of whipping rain in 40-mph wind.
Jordan Spieth, playing in the group with Woods and Patrick Reed, had a 68. Both are among several young players who grew up watching Woods dominate golf with 14 majors and 79 wins on the PGA Tour. They did not see him shoot 82.
"Sure, it's odd," Spieth said. "But it's his second tournament in six months. He's really revamping his golf swing and just seems like he needs some more repetitions. From the looks of it, he looks very healthy, looks like nothing was bothering him. So he should be able to get out there and get a lot of practice in. I would look for him to make a strong comeback this year."
Laird is two strokes ahead of Daniel Berger, who had a 69. Justin Thomas was another shot back after a 68.
Ko aiming for No. 1
Lydia Ko, a 17-year-old New Zealander, birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship and grabbed the outright third-round lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener in Ocala, Fla.
If she wins Saturday, she would become the youngest golfer — male or female — to be ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings.
Second-round leader Ha Na Jang was a stroke back at 13-under 203 after a 1-under 71 Friday. Fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi shot a 6-under 66 and was two back at 12 under. American Stacy Lewis (70) was 10 under.
McIlroy leads in Dubai
Rory McIlroy birdied with an 18-foot putt on his final hole to surge into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.
On the Majlis course of Emirates Golf Club, where he recorded his first victory as a professional in 2009, McIlroy notched a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64. His 14-under-par total after two rounds put him one ahead of Scotland's Marc Warren, who recorded a nine-birdie round of 65.
"I felt like I played very nicely. Couldn't ask for much more; bogey-free, made birdies, and set myself up for a good run over the next couple of days," McIlroy said.
Graeme McDowell, playing his first tournament of the year, added a 65 to his opening 67 and was tied for third at 12 under with England's Seve Benson.