Tiger Woods has set a promising and cheered start to 86. US Masters at his comeback. The five-time tournament champion, who had to take his career after the first 18 holes in the Augusta National Golf Club after the first 18 holes, was a blow under Par (71) – three birdies faced two Bogeys.
At the top, at this time, the Australian Cameron Smith was with 68 beats. The winner of the Players Championships began and finished his round each with a double bogey and thus missed an even better result. Routinier Bernhard Langer had to fight, after a double bogey on train 12 (Golden Bell) he lay in the meantime at plus three beats.
At 11.06 local time Woods had dropped on Bahn 1 (Tea Olive). After four beats he punched to Par – the spectators appealed enthusiastically. The 46-year-old was in the azalea pink shirt reminiscent of the blooming rhododendron on the legendary golf course at the Magnolia Lane.
Woods’ whole can flash for the first time at Bahn 6 (Juniper). With the tee, he put the ball on the flag and punched to the Birdie. Bogeys at the 8 (Yellow Jasmine) and 14 (Chinese Fir) annoyed him, but on the 13 (Azalea) and 16 (Redbud) he remained under Par.
The return of the audience was delayed, as storms and strong rain were pulled over the square in the morning. Even more long had to wait before he was allowed to enter the lawn in Augusta again 40 years after his debut. The 1985 tournament winner and 1993 set the Cut to the goal – at the age of 64, he would improve his own retirement record.
Tiger Woods wants his 16th major title
Woods does not just want to be there or create the cut. He wants to win and thus make a sporty miracle. After his car accident in February 2021 he had “not left the bed for three months,” Woods told. One leg had been broken several times. “I’m lucky that I live and that I still have my right leg,” he said once.
For the first time, Woods had recovered the Masters 25 years ago, 2019 he won after a long time with strong back pain in Augusta a total of 15th major titles. Fans and rivals had the return of the exemption lighter. “It’s just another level of enthusiasm to see him and see him play,” said his opponent Billy Horschel.
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