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NORTON, Mass. -- Starting 13 shots off the lead in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods could not mount a charge as he ended the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday with a 2-over 73.
After bogeying three of his first six holes, the 14-time major championship played his next 12 holes in even par.
Woods had one of his worst putting performances of the year. For the week, Woods was two for 18 on putts between 10 and 20 feet.
Woods would finish in a tie for 65th at 4 under, 18 shots back of the winner, Henrik Stenson, who shot a 66 on Monday for a two shot win over Steve Stricker. This ties Woods' worst finish of the year -- a tie for 65th in June at the Memorial.
"It wasn't my week," Woods said. "I didn't play well and didn't make anything, so consequently I wasn't close to the lead.
"I just didn't putt well. I didn't have a feel for my [putting] lines. My lines were just off."
Yet despite his disappointing finish, the two-time playoffs winner is still in a good position in the playoffs heading into the BMW Championship in two weeks at Conway Farms, outside Chicago. Woods is a lock to be in the top five in the standings for the season-ending Tour Championship at the end of the month. One of those top five can win the playoffs with a victory in Atlanta.
"We're just trying to play for position, going into East Lake," Woods said. "After Chicago it's important that I'm in the top five, hopefully first."
Starting 13 shots off the lead in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods could not mount a charge as he ended the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday with a 2-over 73.