I thought I told you all yesterday to sit back and enjoy watching Tiger Woods and not let your hopes of a world beating comeback overcome you. You didn't listen!

After Tiger's first round of three under par, the bookies immediately slashed his Masters odds to 33/1 from 80/1.



Here's how his round went.



For me it was great to see Tiger out there again. And better that he was playing pain free.

There are tonnes of reports out there. I read Doug Ferguson.

Unlike a year ago, when Woods ended a 15-month hiatus from his ailing back, he didn’t show any fatigue at the end of his round or make any big numbers. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par with two bogeys that stalled his momentum.

Coming off a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth, Woods hit a 3-wood that rolled up on the green and then down a slope about 30 feet from the pin. It took him four shots from there, starting with a chip that didn’t reach the green and his first expletive loud enough for television to pick up.

After his best shot of the day — a pitching wedge he hit low from 95 yards that settled a foot behind the hole for birdie on No. 14 — he sent a drive well to the right into the native dunes. Woods had to take a penalty drop to get back in play and wound up making bogey.

But it was solid enough that Woods was far more interested in the leaderboard than the fact he felt strong physically.

He still moves the needle like no other. I checked.





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