On Day 3 of the Australian Open, Tiger Woods began with three straight bogeys after being unable to get up and down from behind the first and second greens.

He missed a short par putt on the third and made birdie on the fourth but was unable to make a putt for the rest of the front nine. That came back to affect him on the 11th when a hooked drive eventually cost him a bogey and dropped him to outright ninth, four shots behind at six under.

It has to be said that he was unlucky at the first, where he hit what he seemed to think was a good approach shot. Unfortunately, he watched in disbelief as his ball hurtled beyond the green and from there he could not get up and down. Poor drives at the next two holes led to two more bogeys.

Meanwhile, John Senden started with a superb pitch-in for eagle on the short par-four sixth. He made birdies on 9, 10, 13 and 14.