The yr’s last main tees off Thursday morning, and towards all odds, Tiger Woods is again within the combine as a aggressive golfer. But TV protection doesn’t start till early afternoon, and also you is likely to be caught at work anyway. Fear not; we’ll replace you gap by gap proper right here. Woods tees off at 9:23 a.m. Eastern alongside a pair journeymen named Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Let’s go!
Woods tees off on the 10th gap Thursday, and it’s there that we start.
Par four, 508 yards: If you’re on the lookout for omens, this isn’t one: Woods is 175th on Tour in driving accuracy, and his first tee shot goes large into the thick tough to the suitable of the green. After a punch-out, Woods has to get up-and-down from about 150 yards out. His method finds the entrance of the inexperienced, and he leaves an extended uphill par putt properly quick. He drains an extended 10-foot bogey putt, and begins the day on the excessive facet of par. CURRENT SCORE: +1.
Par four, 355 yards: Woods hits a stinger off the tee of the birdie-able 11th, and once more misses the green, although by a a lot shorter distance this gap. But his method bounces into the pond in entrance of the inexperienced, and this round is already pinwheeling. He doubles the opening, and, properly, this isn’t an excellent begin. CURRENT SCORE: +three.
Par four, 452 yards: Off the tee, Woods ultimately finds the green. He adjustments shirts to alter his luck, and it really works: his method is a tap-in birdie. Easy sufficient. CURRENT SCORE: +2.
Par three, 180 yards: Off the tee, Woods lands it inside 15 ft of the flag. His putt over a brief ridge doesn’t fairly fall, and he faucets in for his first par of the day. CURRENT SCORE: +2.
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