On a day when he was clearly off his recent form, Tiger Woods emerged from the first round of the Masters fortunate to still be in touch with the leaders.
Saying he had a poor warm-up session prior to the year's first major championship, Woods bogeyed the last two holes at Augusta National Golf Club to shoot even-par 72.
Five times Woods missed fairways to the left with badly hooked shots off the tee, including the first, second and 18th holes. He was four shots behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.
"Today I squeezed a lot out of that round," Woods said. "Didn't hit it very good at all. Warmed up bad, too, and it continued on the golf course. I just felt my way around today. I really grinded, stayed very present. And you know, I know how to play this golf course. I think it's just understanding what I need to do."
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