Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 to open Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 to open Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 to open Bridgestone Invitational

Paired together, the former world No.1s have exchanged birdies to be hot on the heels of the leader Kyle Stanley at Ohio's famed Firestone Country Club.

Jason Day and Tiger Woods are wowing enormous crowds by trading blows in a sharp display of golf midway through the opening round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Northern Irishman tasted victory at this event in 2014 in between winning The Open at Royal Liverpool and the US PGA Championship at Valhalla, and with the tournament set to move on from OH next year McIlroy, who finished in a tie for second at The Open two weeks ago, is keen to put in another strong performance this week.

Tiger loves this golf course and has been playing great as of late, but the only concern I have with picking Tiger is that he's going to have to hit his driver well.

"It's always been one of my favourite courses on the entire tour and it's unfortunate it is leaving".

It is the first time since the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March that Woods has been closer than a tie for 29th after the first round - a span of eight tournaments.

A win would provide a cherry on top of Woods' improbable 2018 season coming off spinal fusion surgery that left many wondering whether he'd ever play again.

On Wednesday, Tiger told reporters the straight-forward course at Firestone, which is rare on the tour, will remain a special place to him. Chances are your favorite golfer is playing this week, and you'll get to watch them all four days since this is a no-cut event.

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. Unfortunately, I just didn't win. But before Akron bids adieu to its event, Woods will attempt to win for a record ninth time in what would be his first victory in five years, which, not surprisingly, came at the 2013 Bridgestone.

"I was kind of laughing because most of the media at the time were sceptical of my game plan and it played myself right into the lead". "I certainly can win again". In December, Woods was ranked No. 1,199 in the world.

Starting from the 10th, the 42-year-old picked up shots on the 11th and par-five 16th before ending the back nine in style, hacking his second shot out of the rough to the front edge of the green and then holing a curling putt from 50 feet for an unlikely birdie.

"I'm always mad when I don't win".

"My game did not feel good [at the Open]".

"No, I couldn't", said Molinari, who has risen to a career-high of sixth in the world, from 20th a year ago.

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