Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods has only surpassed the dreaded 80-mark three times in his 19-year career to date.Getty Images

Tiger Woods endured the worst round of his professional career yesterday (6 June), carding a 13-over par 85 at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

The 14-time major winner narrowly made the cut prior to the weekend at the Muirfield Village Golf Club with a second round 70, yet now lies rock bottom of the leaderboard after a quite shocking performance that included six bogeys, two double bogeys and even an ugly quadruple bogey on the 18th.

Woods, a former reigning world number one who now lies 172nd in the world rankings, shot an 11-over 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January before withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after 11 holes due to a recurring back problem.

A combination of persistent injury woes and a chronic lack of form led to him announcing an indefinite break from golf thereafter, although the 39-year-old returned to competitive action at the Masters in April.

He finished joint-17th at Augusta and tied for 69th at the Players Championship in Florida last month.

Justin Rose is currently leading at Memorial after posting a six-under round of 66 to open up a three-shot advantage over Francesco Molinari and Sweden's David Lingmerth.

He previously won the tournament, his first victory on the PGA Tour, back in 2010.