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.
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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.