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Golf: Oak Hill maintains its mastery over Tiger

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Top-ranked Tiger Woods was thoroughly humbled by Oak Hill for the second time at a PGA Championship, failing to crack par at the course Sunday for an eighth major round.

Spending much of the final round of the year's last major tournament touring the trees and testing the thick rough at the 7,163-yard layout, Woods fired a par-70 to finish 72 holes on four-over par 284.

With most of the field still on the course, Woods was in jeopardy of his worst 72-hole performance in a major as a professional, worse even than his share of 40th at last year's Masters or his share of 29th at the 2003 PGA Championship, also at Oak Hill.

Woods finished on 12-over 292 in the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill, his low round a 72.

Sunday marked the sixth round in a row at a PGA Championship that Woods has failed to crack par and the 11th time in his past 12 major rounds that Woods has failed to break par -- the lone exception being a 69 in the first round of last month's British Open that was his only sub-70 major round of the year.

Woods began Sunday with seven pars before taking a bogey at eight, then missed a three-foot bogey putt at the ninth. But he fought back with a birdie at the 12th and rescued a par at the par-5 13th when he pulled his tee shot left into trees.

Woods sank a 20-foot birdie putt at 14 and birdied the par-3 15th to reach level par but could not manage another birdie from there.

At the 18th, Woods found the right rough and went into the crowd left with his second shot, but dropped his third shot four feet from the cup and made the par putt.

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