It wasn’t exactly the script the sports world was looking for – Retief Goosen squashing the hopes of an end to Tiger’s “slump” – but it sure was in keeping with the rest of the year.
After a second and third round storm by Tiger Woods – fresh off his honeymoon with Swedish hottie and new wife Elin – Woods shot a final round 72 to finish four strokes behind South Africa’s Retief Goosen. Goosen’s final round 64 was partnered with his opening round 70, second round 66 and third round 69 to leave him at eleven-under for the tournament.
Jay Haas, who started the day tied with Woods for the lead, finished with a final round 75 and four-under for the tournament, tied for seventh place with Scott Verplank. Last year’s champion, Chad Campbell, joined Davis Love III on the sidelines after he withdrew from the tournament after posting back-to-back 73’s.