Apr 11, 2013; Augusta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 6th green during the first round of the 2013 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods Opens 2013 US Masters With a 70


Four-time Masters champion, Tiger Woods shot a -2 under par 70 on Thursday afternoon  seeking his fifth Green Jacket at Augusta National. Tiger posted five pars in a row before hitting is drive to four feet at the par three sixth hole to get himself under par for the first time. Tiger has opened the Masters four-time with a 70, and he won three times. 

In an interview after his round, Woods indicated he was happy with the way he played his first round. He left a couple of birdies out there, but there will be more to make tomorrow. Tiger picked up another birdie at the eighth hole, and one at 13 where he had a 50′ breaking right putt for eagle, but settled for birdie.

He got into trouble on the 14th hole and made his only bogey on the day. He hit a great drive at the par five 15th hole, and threw his club in disgust when he blocked his shot, and landed to the right of the green. He made a decent chip, but could not get the birdie to fall. His tee shot at the infamous 16th hole caught the ridge, and ran to the low spot where the pin will be on Sunday afternoon. Tiger Woods parred in, and signed for a 70.

Tiger comes to Augusta with three wins on his 2013 season, and looking as good as he did in 1997 when he won his first Green Jacket. He tied for 4oth in 2012, which is one of his poorest showing at the Masters. His season took off  later in the year with three wins.

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