Tiger Woods Moves Into Share Of Masters Lead At Augusta

by Samuel Abasi Last updated on April 14th, 2019,

Tiger Woods was three under through 14 holes at Augusta and looking good to end day one of the Masters in a strong position. Back-to-back birdies lifted Tiger Woods into a share of the lead as the 14-time major champion approached the end of his first round at the Masters.

Woods looked in fine form over the front nine at Augusta, with his driving a notable strength, but some sloppy putting from short range ensured he was only one under at the turn.

However, the 43-year-old remained patient and got things going on the greens on the back nine to join clubhouse leader Justin Harding and playing partner Jon Rahm at three under.

A fantastic lag putt from over 50 feet set up a birdie for Woods at the par-five 13th after he had hit the green in two.

Woods made a rare error off the tee on the next hole, but a fine recovery shot followed and he duly rolled in a lengthy birdie putt.

With the par-five 15th still to come, Woods looked well-placed to end day one near the top of the leaderboard, although many of his rivals were still in the early stages of their opening rounds.

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