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  Sunday, 22 July, 2001, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Fourth round Tiger watch
Tiger Woods
Woods could only finish with a level par round of 71
All the action from Tiger Woods' fourth round in The Open at Royal Lytham.

Hole eighteen:
Woods looks to finish with a big drive but he is wayward from the tee once again and lands on a walkway. Hits a super second to find the green and waves to the crowd as he walks up the fairway. Rolls his third up to the hole and taps in to finish with a par that concludes a level par 71. Tiger's reign as Open champion is over. One under

Hole seventeen:
The 17th is a 467-yard par four with a slight dogleg right to left and bunkers up the left. Tiger attacks the hole and leaves himself with a sixteen foot putt for birdie which he rolls in. That is two shots gained in two holes and five birdies overall, but the six at the 12th was too much to overcome. One under

Hole sixteen:
A big drive at this 359-yard par four leaves Woods with a chip for an eagle but it is not his day. A birdie at least takes him back to level par. Level

Hole fifteen:
Woods misses the fairway from the tee and fails to reach the green with his second. He is unable to get up-and-down and another bogey sees him slip further down the leaderboard. One over

Hole fourteen:
After a solid drive at this par four, Woods' second finishes in the centre of the green. Possible birdie but once again he can't convert and he stays one over for the round. Level

Hole thirteen:
Tiger finds another bunker from the tee at this 342-yard par four and isn't able to reach the green with his second. A superbly played chip looks to be enough to save par and so it proves. Level

Hole twelve:
Time is running out for Tiger after five successive pars. With the hardest holes on the course to come, the defending champion is still four off the lead. And his chance looks to have gone after a horrendous tee-shot at this 198-yard par three that skips through the green and into the deep rough. It gets even worse when he flies out of the long grass and back down the fairway. His recovery is just as bad missing the green and landing in a bunker. Woods chips out safely but misses the putt and finishes with a triple bogey six. Level

Tiger Woods
Woods saw his hopes of winning fade away

Hole eleven:
This 542-yard par five is one of the most intimidating holes on the course, into the wind, with thick rough all the way up the right. Woods avoids the danger from the tee but his second comes up just short of the green. He putts to around six feet but misses out on another birdie, clipping the edge of the hole. Three under

Hole ten:
Tiger takes an iron from the tee at this short par four and drives safely between the grassy sandhills and a couple of hidden bunkers. He is 106 yards from the pin and plays a magnificent second straight at the flag. But a makeable birdie drifts by as he misses from 10 feet. Tiger stares angrily at the hole and his charge is faltering. Three under

Hole nine:
After two scrappy holes Woods needs to start firing again at this short par three. His tee-shot lands in the middle of the green but too far away for a realistic birdie chance. His second stops short and he taps in for par to complete an outward nine of 33. Three under

Hole eight:
Woods goes for position from the tee at the 419-yard par four but his drive is not the best and he almost finds a fairway bunker. He cannot see the flag from where he lies and while his second finds the green, the ball is some distance from the hole. Another solid putt makes par a formality. Three under

Hole seven:
Another par five, another birdie chance. Woods' drive gets the full treatment and splits the narrow fairway some 376 yards into the distance. But his second is off-target and lands in the rough to the left of the green leaving him a tricky shot to the flag. Woods bumps his shot into the bank and watches it slide past the hole leaving a testing putt to go to four under. A brilliant effort misses by millimetres. Tiger is less than impressed and his frustration is obvious. Three under

Hole six:
Tiger gets out his driver at the par five sixth and launches a huge tee-shot - measuring 332 yards - that should guarantee another chance to move up the leaderboard. He finds the green with his second but is a club short and any chance of an eagle looks to have gone. And so it proves, but from 50 feet Woods puts it close enough to ensure a third birdie in a row. Three under

Hole five:
Tiger seems to be finding form and his tee-shot at the par three fifth lands in the heart of the green. Definite birdie possibilities here and he finds the hole from twenty feet to move within four of the leaders. Two under

Hole four:
Woods' drive finishes 140 yards from the green and his second ends up close to the hole setting up another birdie opportunity which he takes to claw back the shot he dropped at the first. Woods clenches his fist as the 12 foot putt drops. One under

Hole three:
Woods, dressed in black trousers and a red top, must go on all-out attack now but it's not easy to pick up shots at the 457-yard third and he finishes with a par. Level

Hole two:
Woods finds the fairway at the 437-yard par four and his second lands on the green to set up a birdie chance. But his 10 foot putt slips past the hole and he taps in for par. He remains one over for the round. Level

Hole one:
Tiger hits a poor tee-shot at the first and goes through the back of the green. His second rolls to within three feet but his putt catches the right-edge of the hole and lips out. Woods finishes with a bogey four and is now back to level par - six shots off the lead. Level

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