Tiger Woods didn't have much to say Saturday about his career-worst score of 85 during the third round of the Memorial, leaving the course at the bottom of the leaderboard without uttering a word to reporters.
Woods fared better Sunday, teeing off first and entering the Muirfield Village clubhouse with a two-over 74. He then opened up about his disastrous round from the day before, saying it wouldn't provoke him to change his approach to the game.
“Just because I'm in last place doesn't change how I play golf,” he said. “Whether it's the first day or last day, doesn't matter. Play all out.”
Woods told reporters he was humbled by the experience -- a shocking round that included his first quadruple bogey, two double bogeys and four balls plunged into water hazards.
Woods indicated he wasn't overly perturbed by what happened, saying his new swing had a lot to do with the bad score. He is developing a new technique with coach Chris Como and said he was fading in and out between new and old swinging patterns. As a result, Woods said it was difficult for him to claw out of his mid-round funk.
"This is a lonely sport,” Woods said. “The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring the lefty. You've just got to play through it. And that's one of the hardest things about the game of golf, and it's also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you're on, no one is going to slow you down. When you're off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It's one of those sports that's tough. Deal with it.
“For us, unfortunately, you have those days and they're five hours long,” he continued.
Woods said he is confident he can bounce back from his disappointing week. Earlier this year, he had bad rounds at the Farmer's Insurance Open and the Phoenix Open before taking a two-month break from golf. He then came back and put in a solid performance at the Masters.
“I had to go through those painful moments, just like I did at Torrey Pines and Phoenix, to be able to make the leap I did at Augusta,” Woods said. “Yesterday was the same thing. It was just unfortunately on a golf course like this where you can't get away with much. It kicked my butt pretty hard."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.