Tiger Woods: American shoots level-par round at Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods

"We kind of did our thing on the North", said Finau, whose closing birdie came as Woods was wrapping up an even-par 72 in his much anticipated first round on the US PGA Tour since missing the cut here a year ago.

Tiger is set to tee off on the North Course at 12:30 p.m. ET with Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman. Woods pulled a shot back with a birdie at the par-five sixth, where his 50-foot eagle putt stopped inches short.

"It's all finished now, it's fused and my quality of life is infinitely better than it was at this point past year", Woods told a press conference televised by Sky Sports News.

Woods will play his second round Friday on the North Course, which is considered slightly easier than the South.

Woods did a good job keeping his round together and staying in contention on a day when his game was inconsistent and he never made a putt of longer than 4 feet.

Thankfully, it got better and he had something to smile about as a couple of birdies saw him claw back to level par - and after he made a complete hash of the long 13th, there was a glimpse of the vintage Tiger on the fearsome 223 yards 16th. He tied for 17th previous year after withdrawing and two consecutive missed cuts from 2014-2016. It's an encouraging start for Palmer, who struggled for much of 2017, making just 10 cuts in 20 starts and only registering three top-10s.

Lee shares 15th place after the first round at Torrey Pines, having overcome two bogeys and a double bogey in his first six holes.

At the 10th he stiffed a pitching wedge from 120 metres for a second birdie of the day but a poor short iron let him down at the par-5 13th where he missed the green from less than 90 metres. From a physical standpoint, this might be the hardest shot he's had to hit today and showed no signs of hesitation. "There were some things out there that were pretty cool to see".

Woods hit a nice cut driver along the left side and caught the edge of the fairway. He hit that low cut that went miles. He hit it into a lake at two Ryder Cups, put a three iron in the Barry Burn at Carnoustie, and a lost ball of the first tee at the 2003 Open eventually cost him the title.

As defending champion Jon Rahm opened with a 68 to lurk just three off the lead in his bid for a win that could see him replace Dustin Johnson as world number one.

"Hopefully, one day I'll be able to play that first hole well", Woods joked. "I'm always nervous. I care about what I do".

Chances to make further progress did not materialize as Woods' efforts off the tee gave a exhausted feel, although the determination on show to bring home par will serve him well through the rest of the tournament and beyond into a 2018 in which he has targeted an impact on the biggest stage once again after so many years of doubt. "There was no wind out there to actually kind of give us any trouble".

"Did I expect him to [go] bogey-less today?"

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New renders of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ leaked
Jan 27, 2018 - 20:21
Blass says Galaxy S9 will arrive with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while Galaxy S9 + will have 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Galaxy S9 will sport 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display while the S9+ comes with the slightly larger 6.2-inch display.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rep. Patrick Meehan will not seek re-election
Jan 27, 2018 - 20:20
A former aide claimed Meehan professed his love to her and grew hostile when she did not reciprocate, The New York Times reported last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mark Hollis resigns as Michigan State athletic director
Jan 27, 2018 - 20:17
Accusations against former MSU basketball players Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Travis Walton are also included in the report. On Wednesday, a second trustee, Dianne Byrum, joined a growing chorus of calls for Simon to step down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple plotting cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone X for September
Jan 26, 2018 - 02:41
The tech giant would stop producing iPhone X handsets when this year's flagship iPhones enter production, said the analyst. These three iPhone models accounted for an estimated 61% of the total iPhone sales in the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Slain teen in Kentucky school shooting tried calling mom during chaos
Jan 26, 2018 - 02:40
To try and regain that trust many districts deploy counselors and offer other resources to students who may be shaken. Detective Jody Cash, Kentucky State Patrol Public Affairs Officer, gave the updated figure in an email late Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xiaomi beats Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in India
Jan 26, 2018 - 02:39
Xiaomi is far from being the only mainland-based smartphone company enjoying success in the world's second most populous country. Samsung India has lost its number one position due to its inability to transform its low-priced smartphone products.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Burger King Joins the Fight for Net Neutrality With New Ad
Jan 26, 2018 - 02:38
The video then directs viewers to a Change.org petition supporting net neutrality. John Oliver called attention to net neutrality on "Last Week Tonight".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manhunt continues for two suspects after deputy killed in Adams County
Jan 26, 2018 - 02:30
A special PayPal account has been set up by the Colorado Police Foundation for donations to the family of Deputy Gumm. Two other suspects were still being sought, and law enforcement said they were considered armed and risky .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kerber faces Keys test to set up Halep semi
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:16
It's going to be about me", Pliskova said. "I want to go there and give everything I have - like I did the few last matches". A new coach in Wim Fissette and a renewed aggression to her game and Kerber is looking nigh on unstoppable at the moment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Users Can Now Share Snapchat Stories Outside Of Snapchat
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:15
Most interesting thing about the new feature is that it will help you figure out who is stalking you and being creepy about it. Previously rumors about a similar feature dubbed as " Stories Anywhere " were doing rounds on the internet for quite some time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New York City sues eight opioids producers, distributors
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:10
Mayor Bill de Blasio said opioids killed more people in the city in recent years than vehicle crashes and homicides. Some of the companies mentioned in the city's lawsuit include Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma, Teva and Cephalon.

Palestinian legislators protest against US Vice President in Israeli parliament; bundled out
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:09
When the protest intensified the Arab MPs were forcibly removed from the Israeli parliament with the help of security staff. Its leader, Ayman Odeh, vowed they would not provide a "silent backdrop" to a man he called a "dangerous racist".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meehan: Former staffer that was paid settlement claim was his 'soul mate'
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:05
House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, removed Meehan from the House Ethics Committee Saturday and launched an investigation. Strong said the Ethics Committee, which investigates harassment claims, will investigate the allegations against Meehan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Health department: Flu cases continue to rise in Cayuga County
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:01
The flu vaccine protects against seasonal and H1N1 flu, and everyone older than 6 months is encouraged to be vaccinated. Neil Vora, epidemiologist with the city Health Department.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mayon Volcano Explodes in Philippines
Jan 23, 2018 - 02:16
The youth group Team Albay Youth Organization (TAYO) had already started accepting relief donations for evacuees. The new development at Mayon comes after Legazpi residents were allowed to return to their homes on Thursday.