Woods opens with 66 despite double-bogey

By The Sports Xchange

Tiger Woods recovered from a double-bogey with birdies on his final three holes to finish with a 66 at the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday, his best first-round score of the 2015 season by a whopping seven strokes.

Woods mishit an approach and botched another close-range chip on No. 6. But he closed with birdies on the seventh, eighth and ninth to hit the clubhouse two shots off the lead at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.


Brian Davis and Ryo Ishikawa had already completed rounds of 64 to stand at 6-under when Woods tapped in on the ninth to end his Thursday in greatly contrasting position to his play in the U.S. Open, where he missed the cut and posted the highest two-round score (156) in his career.

Another missed cut this week would be the first time in 21 years Woods missed the third round in successive tournaments.

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