Tiger finishes well back in PGA tuneup


Tiger Woods fired a par 70 in Sunday’s final round of the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational, finishing well off the pace in his first full tournament since the Masters last April. The 14-time major champion, chasing the all-time record of 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, finished 72 holes on one-over 281 at Firestone Country Club, a course where the former World No. 1 had captured seven career titles. That left him 15 strokes off the pace of leader Adam Scott of Australia, who is being helped by caddie Steve Williams, whom Woods fired last month after 12 years of working together. “I had it in spurts this week,” Woods said. “I hit it really well, and then I would lose it and get it back.” Woods suffered left knee and Achilles tendon injuries at the Masters and aggravated them in May at the Players Championship.