On Thursday, Tiger Woods thrilled fans when he stepped onto Augusta National for one of golf’s most legendary tournaments.
The Masters teed off but it would not be a good day for one of the greatest golfers that have ever lived. Woods carded a two-over, 74, and now sits in danger of missing the cut.
There is now a graphic that shows this is his second-worst position after 18 holes, according to ESPN.
“It wasn’t an ideal day for Tiger Woods, as he had his worst opening round at the Masters since 2005,” the ESPN Stats and Info Twitter account said. “He currently sits T-54th, his 2nd-worst 18-hole position at Augusta (and worst as a pro). He has work to do if he’s going to make his record-tying 23rd straight Masters cut.”
The 47-year-old bogeyed three of his first seven holes and made just one birdie over 14 holes before making another two and a bogey.
Tiger revealed on Thursday that he was in “constant” pain during the first round of the Masters, but the three-time winner at Augusta National is hoping for better results today.
“Sore,” Woods said of his leg.
“Well, I feel like I drove good. I just didn’t do the job I needed to do to get the ball close. Today was the opportune time to get the round under par, and I didn’t do that today.”
Woods described his pain as “constant,” but he remained hopeful ahead of round two.
“Most of the guys are going low today. This was the day to do it. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be a little bit better, a little bit sharper, and kind of inch my way through it. I mean this is going to be an interesting finish to the tournament because of the weather coming in. If I can just kind of hang in there, maybe kind of inch my way back, hopefully, it’ll be positive towards the end.”
The five-time Masters champion, whose most recent Masters win came in in 2019, has battled through a number of injuries in recent years. His score in the first round left him nine strokes behind the lead.
The 87th Masters continues Friday with Round 2 at Augusta with Tiger Woods chasing much of the field after an uneven first round.
Round two of the Masters began at 7:30 a.m. Friday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.