(CNN)Tiger Woods might have hit a new low, but that doesn't mean people have stopped caring.
At last week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio, the 39-year-old carded the worst round of his professional career, while also recording his highest ever aggregate total.
But such is Woods' standing in the game -- he has 14 majors to his names, second only to Jack Nicklaus' tally of 18 -- that his travails continue to be one of the sport's most intriguing stories.
"Do we turn away? Do we shrug our shoulders and move on? Or do we keep watching? Of course we do," Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski wrote. "Greatness radiates a magnetism that outlives the source.
"Indeed, we keep watching Tiger Woods because we had never seen anything like him, and he might do something amazing again. When do we stop caring? When do we stop watching? Not yet. Not ever."
This year is rapidly turning into something of a annus horribilis for Woods.
After carding a round of 82 -- his worst ever round -- at the Phoenix Open in January, Woods plunged new depths with a 13-over-par 85 Saturday, which included six bogeys, two double bogeys and culminated in a quadruple bogey eight on the 18th hole.
Woods made the cut by a single shot and improved Sunday with a 74, but his four-round total of 302 left room for further embarrassment.
Woods put on a brave face after his latest meltdown.
"When you're on, no one is going to slow you down. When you're off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It's one of those sports that's tough. Deal with it," Woods said on the PGA's official website. "This is a lonely sport."