He hits the best approach of the group and that’s been his M.O. this season. Woods ranks 4th on Tour in strokes gainapproaches to the green. He’ll putt from the fringe to open with a birdie. Looks like 15 feet or so.
Woods — from 11 feet — just misses the putt. Taps for par. That was a missed opportunity but hey still early. On to the 12th. On the par-3 11 219 yards…Woods goes flag-hunting! It flies the stick and stops about 6 feet above the hole. Just an absolute dart. He’ll have that for his first birdie of the day.
Looked tough until he hit the shot. Nice flop from the rough that trickles down inside two feet. Looks like another par. From just 113 yards Tiger flies the back of the green into the rough. Could be a touchy up and down from there…not a good shot.