Tiger Woods opened with an even-par 72 on the South Course at Torrey Pines, and is T84. He finished with three birdies and three bogeys.
- 8 of 14 fairways
- 12 of 18 greens in regulation
- 22 putts on 12 GIR (31 putts total)
- 3 of 6 scrambling
- 310 yards driving
- 3 birdies, 3 bogeys, 12 pars
His third birdie of the day was nearly a hole-in-one as he hit a 6-iron to 8 inches on the 188-yard 16th (see video below).
“It was fun, it was fun to compete again. It was fun to be out there. We had a great pairing today. Pat played great, Charley was solid all day and I was probably a little bit rusty,” said Woods.
At last year’s Farmers Insurance Open, Woods carded rounds of 76-72 and missed the cut. It was his only official start of the 2016-2017 season.
The seven-time FIO winner has failed to break par in his last four rounds at this tournament.