While golfer Justin Rose defended his Quicken Loans National Title with an impressive five under par 66, Tiger Woods, like an intermittent memory, showed us glimpses of why he was one of the greatest golfers in his time.

Rose, the English golfer who won the title last year as well as in 2010, carried the crowd’s motivation, as he droped eight birdies and three bogeys early on.  But he struggled to leave the bunker on the 12th, causing him to drop behind the game leaders, Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa. He however, then hit two birdies, at the 14th and 15th to catch back up, until making a successful putt at the 18th, tying him at 10th place with Greg Owens.

Woods, who is playing at only a fraction of the player from a few years ago, carded four pretty birdies in a row despite his subpar play in the opening 68. He is only other person aside from Rose to win at an event that benefits his foundation.

Woods’ play during his outing, which led to his birdies illustrated a pleasant reminder to fans who the champion in 2009 and 2012 was, even though his form in the past few months has been abysmal at best. If he was able to continue his birdie run and his finesse as he arrested a slide by picking up a shot in the fifth, Woods may not have experienced consecutive cuts in the major championships. After his four back to back shots, he was unable to pick the motivation up, causing him to fall in the boards.

Competitor Ishikawa one up’d Tiger Woods with a five consecutive birdie play, and then again by landing an impressive ace at the 178 yard fourth.

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