03/06/2013 05:29 BST

Tiger Woods Posts Career-Worst Nine Holes At Memorial Tournament (PICTURES/VIDEO)

Tiger Woods posted a career-worst nine holes at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Woods shot an 8-over 44 on the back nine during the third round and, typically, declined interview requests after the aberration.

He spoke later to a PGA Tour official.

"The conditions were tough and when I missed it cost me," he said after completing a 7-over 79 at a venue where he has won five times. "I caught the wrong gusts at the wrong time, made a couple bad swings and all in all it just went the wrong way."

Woods experienced one of the worst rounds of his career

The 37-year-old's previous worst nine-hole score was a 43 on three occasions, most recently at Quail Hollow in 2010.

Matt Kuchar retained his third-round lead to win at Muirfield Village.