Tiger Woods played his first round at the Masters today. He got off to a rocky start, but rebounded very nicely to put a good round altogether.
Playing in his second Masters since 2013, Tiger Woods teed off this morning alongside Tommy Fleetwood and Marc Leishman today at 10:42 a.m. ET. Woods teed it up at Augusta National for the 19th time in his career and in his 18 Masters appearances, he has often blown away and dominated the field in his career as he has 13 top-10 finishes here. The last time he played here he finished T17 in 2015.
Tiger Woods fired a 73 today in his first round at The Masters. He got off to a good start by making a birdie on the third hole, but quickly gave it right back when he was unable to get up and down from the bunker short of the 4th green. Looking to bounce back from the bogey he made on the 4th, he gave another shot back on the 5th. Unable to get a shot back, he fired a one over par score of 37 on the front nine.
Tiger really just seemed like he could not get anything going today. After making a good par on ten, he gave back another shot on the 11th, and seemed like he was going to make a huge number on the 12th when he dropped his first shot short of the bunker into the hazard. This is where it seemed as if he saved his round from really going south super fast. After he saved bogey from off of the green on 12, he was unable to make a birdie on the 13th, which at Augusta, is much needed if you are going to make some noise in this tournament.
After leaving the 13th without a birdie, it seemed as if the round was lost. But Tiger never gives up on a round, especially not here at the Masters — who could forget shooting a 40 on the front nine of his first Masters and came right back with a 30 on the back nine? Tiger never quits. After his birdie on the 14th, Tiger dropped another one on the 16th to get himself back to one over for the round.
Even though he did not play his best, it is only the first round. Considering that he is only five back after the first round, he should be very happy with where he stands after the first round considering how poorly he played.