Watson had a better plan. “I’m just going to hole it and go to the bathroom” he said. When Watson arrived at his ball in the sand he asked Scott if he could stop it. Scott nodded handed Watson his 60-degree wedge bent to 63 degrees and added “You haven’t holed one of these in a long time.”
On his last hole the 9th Woods tried to attack the front-right hole location from 114 yards and missed the green to the right. The ball landed in a spectator’s handbag from where Woods was granted a free drop. His chip grazed the stick and stopped six feet from the hole but he pulled the par putt.
PGA Tour Radio on-course analyst Mark Carnevale who has walked nearly all of Woods’s rounds this season and competed against Woods in his heyday on Tour said the crowds at the Valspar Championship were the biggest he’s ever seen.