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Sport Woods shoots 1 over in return to Masters

23:36  05 april  2018
23:36  05 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Woods shot a 1 - over 73 in the opening round Thursday, failing to make up any ground on the four par 5s. Woods has feasted on Augusta National's longest holes over the years, but pared each of them in his return to golf's first major. He says, "That was the difference in the round."

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods feels like he played better than he scored at the Masters.

Woods shot a 1-over 73 in the opening round Thursday, failing to make up any ground on the four par 5s. Woods has feasted on Augusta National's longest holes over the years, but pared each of them in his return to golf's first major.

He says, "That was the difference in the round."

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Woods shot a 1 - over 73 in the opening round Thursday, failing to make up any ground on the four par 5s. Woods has feasted on Augusta National's longest holes over the years, but pared each of them in his return to golf's first major. He says, "That was the difference in the round."

He was back in the Masters field for the first time in 1,089 days.

Woods says he "definitely didn't score as well as I played," noting that he has to be better on the par-5s.

The four-time Masters champion is far from concerned. He's typically been a slow starter at Augusta, having shot under par just once (a 68 in 2010) in the opening round.

Woods says, "This is a very bunched leaderboard, and by the end of the week, it's going to be really crowed."

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