VIDEO: Tiger Woods looks Like Old Self After First Round at Arnold Palmer Invitational
By Jim McCabe, PGA Tour // March 16, 2018
Woods ended the round tied for 8th
ABOVE VIDEO: In the opening round of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Tiger Woods ended the round tied for 8th and excited the fans in the process.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Birdies and eagles ignite the roars, but running off a stretch of bogey-free holes should be considered with more respect than a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
They surely make PGA TOUR guys smile, which is why Tiger Woods was left in a sour mood early on his back nine in what would wind up being a 4-under 68 in Thursday’s first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
So crisp in hitting seven greens and turning at 3-under, Woods was near flawless for his first 11 holes, extending his stretch of bogey-free holes to 25, dating back to the final round of last week’s Valspar Championship.
Then, an unexpected wild pitch. His tee shot at the difficult, dogleg left par-4 third drifted wide right and came to rest against netting.
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