Tiger Woods didn’t play well at the Masters, but he did share a moment with a legend before it was all over.

Longtime CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist, 83, was on hand for what will be his final time calling the Masters at Augusta National, and Woods made sure to greet him on the 16th hole.

Lundquist famously called some of Woods greatest moments as a pro golfer, including Woods’ legendary chip shot during the 16th hole during the 2005 Masters.

That tournament eventually ended with Woods winning his fourth Masters title.

Woods even mentioned Lundquist’s call on that chip shot earlier this week.

“He has an amazing ability to bring in the audience and describe a situation and be able to narrate it in a way that’s poetic,” Woods said of Lundquist. “He just draws the audience in … that’s what I grew up watching, I grew up listening to Verne.”

Unfortunately for Woods, his Masters showing in 2024 was nothing like that.

Woods finished 16-over and had a career-worst Masters round at 5-over, and he ended the tournament in a tie for 60th place.

Woods is five years removed from his last major title, which was at the 2019 Masters — when he won by one stroke at 13-under.

Woods, who will turn 49 in December, has won 15 majors across his career, but he still sits three behind Jack Nicklaus’ record 18.

He withdrew from last year’s Masters, which, until this weekend at August National, marked his most recent appearance in a major.

The 2024 Masters was Lundquist’s 40th year covering the event for CBS, and it’ll be his final broadcast.

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