Tiger Woods finished his first round at the Open Championship tied for 9th place in red numbers. He is at 2 under par following a first round that was full of ups and downs for the man who is chasing his 15th major win. Woods started his round with a bogey at the 1st hole and he pared the next two before making his first birdie at the par 3 4th to get back to even par.

The roller coaster ride continued for the man who is chasing the record for major wins. He made a bogey at the 6th and pared out the rest of the holes on his front nine to go out with a 1 over par 37. Woods fought back on the back nine and he made birdies at 10 and 11.

He then pared the 12th and made another birdie at the 13th hole, another par 3. Woods then gave that birdie right back with a bogey on the par 4 14th. He pared 15 and 16 and made the final birdie of his round at the par 5 17th. Woods would go onto to make a par at the 18th and that is how he ended his day at 2 under par.

Woods had to work for this round to get into red numbers. He played fairly well for a guy who is just coming off a sustained break with an elbow injury. Woods didn’t show any signs of his elbow acting up and he played the round better than I thought he would with the poor start he was off to.

He finds himself 3 strokes behind the leader and if he can make a move tomorrow, who knows where he could end up on the leader board. He certainly was able to keep himself in this Open Championship today.



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