Legendary golfer Tiger Woods took to The Masters at Augusta with his trademark passion and flair — and a little bit of a salty language.
Tiger Woods, the five-time Masters champion, made his return to competitive golf at Augusta National Golf Club.
The legendary golfer teed off for the opening round on Thursday morning, marking his miraculous return just 14 months after a severe car crash nearly forced his leg to be amputated.
For Woods, however, his first official PGA event since the accident wasn’t just a feel-good story.
After his approach shot spun off the false front of the ninth hole, Woods displayed that he hasn’t lost any of his competitive spirit.
On the ninth hole, Woods pulled his drive to the left of the fairway, sending the ball into the pine straw. On his approach shot, the ball appeared to be headed for the green. But then, it took a turn and rolled down the false front of the ninth green. An ESPN mic caught Woods’ frustration.
“F— off,” Woods yelled.
Tiger Woods goes off on imperfect shot at The Masters
Woods birdied the fifth hole and bogeyed No. 8 between seven pars. Despite his second shot rolling off the green, Woods was able to save par on the ninth hole and finish the front nine with an even-par 36. He finished his round at 1-under, putting him within three strokes of the lead and in terrific position to make the cut.
Along with the prestige that Woods brings to any golf event comes the occasional vocal reaction. For golf fans, it’s nice to see Tiger Woods back to being his usual self on the golf course.