Ormsby witnesses Woods 'magic' at WGC

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Playing partner Wade Ormsby says he witnessed Tiger Woods' putting magic first hand

Tiger Woods showed Firestone Country Club one final flash of brilliance when he drained an 11-foot birdie putt on his last hole at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Australian veteran Wade Orsmby got a front-row seat to Woods' last round at the course he dominated for so long.

"Seeing a putt like that, you realise he still has that magic," Ormsby told AAP.

Ormsby, 38, hadn't played a major championship until last year and a WGC until this year, so the South Australian only watched on TV as Woods won eight WGC-Bridgestone titles between 1999 and 2013.

The pair each shot 73, with Woods sharing 31st at even par while Ormsby tied for 39th at one over.

"Tiger is Tiger, isn't he? Whether you play with him at the start of his career, or now, it's still a buzz and especially at Firestone where he has such a history," Ormsby said.

"The crowds were massive; if he goes through that every week then hats off to him."

With the US PGA Tour moving the event to Memphis, Tennessee next year, Ormsby became the last golfer to play a WGC round with Woods at the famed Akron, Ohio course.

"That's pretty cool," Ormsby said.

"It was my first time playing with him and he made me feel comfortable out there, from the moment I shook his hand on the first tee."

Strangely, Woods played all four days with Australians - Jason Day in the opening two rounds before Marc Leishman on day three.

"How about that, huh? All four days," Woods said.

"Three good dudes and I enjoyed playing with all of them this week.

"Wade and I both struggled a little bit today; we didn't play our best."