Early battle for Tiger in US PGA comeback

Woods one-over through nine at Torrey Pines

Woods one-over through nine at Torrey Pines

It was the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, which also happened to be the first PGA Tour event Woods has played in a year, since this tournament in 2017, and only the 21st worldwide tournament he has played since the first of four back surgeries in March 2014.

His best shot came at the 188-yard, par-three 16th, a six-iron that climbed sharply into the wind and landed softly, nearly going in for a hole-in-one, before settling eight inches away.

Tee shot to par-three catches the left rough, but a cracking pitch looks likely to find the hole before it runs out of pace. Slides birdie putt off right edge.

The longest of his birdie putt was from just inside 2 feet on No. 10 that got him back to even par for the round.

"I went through every single procedure that is non-surgical and it just didn't get better", he said of his back and his make or break decision to have two vertebrae in his lower spine fused. He was one rotation away from making a long eagle putt on the par-5 sixth.

He made the turn at one-under and birdied the 10th before a three-putt bogey at 12.

Ten weeks later he had spinal fusion surgery, his fourth surgical procedure on his back since 2014.

That iron show was Woods' best of the day and the best one anyone has hit all day on No. 16.

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"I'm very happy with three-under", Lowry said of his 69 on the North Course. I didn't give myself a lot of looks out there and consequently I didn't make a lot of birdies.

Yes, Woods played 72 holes over the wide open spaces of the Albany club in the Bahamas last month, shooting three rounds in the 60s at the Hero World Challenge to finish a highly respectable tied ninth in an elite 18 man field.

The birdie got Woods back to even par, and he closed his round with two pars.

Lee shares 15th place after the first round at Torrey Pines, having overcome two bogeys and a double bogey in his first six holes. Terrific pitch shot sets up tap-in par.

The former world No 1 told the PGA Tour website it was "fun to compete again" but admitted he was "probably a little bit rusty". "I missed one at 13, but I hit a lot of good ones, which is good, it's a good sign going into tomorrow". His approach out of thick rough comes up short, leaving him in a hard spot with more rough.

Woods for his part endured a frustrating start, suffering a bogey on the opening hole at Torrey Pines after missing a tricky putt to save par. He scored his second a year later during the third round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the rowdy 16th hole, a moment that produced a famous celebration. A miss on the putt from about 18 feet is a big missed opportunity as he settles for another par heading into the final stretch.

HOLE 7 (par 4): Driver on 322-yard hole finds rough to left of green.

"Just a full 6-iron", he said.

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