Tiger Woods pleased with response to 'foolish' bogeys at Genesis Open

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Tiger Woods at the Genesis Open (Getty Pictures)

Tiger Woods was left to mirror on one other wildly inconsistent spherical on the PGA Tour as he returned to the Genesis Open at Riviera Nation Membership.

Twenty-six years on from making his Tour debut as an novice at this occasion, Woods carded a 1-over seventy two Thursday after displaying some all-too acquainted fallibility off the tee.

Driving the ball had triggered the 14-time main champion no finish of issues on his first begin of the season at Torrey Pines final month and it was an identical story on Thursday.

Quite a few wild photographs off the tee value Woods dearly — particularly at his second gap, the par-5 eleventh, the place he made a double-bogey seven after his preliminary drive turned lodged in a tree.

Regardless of that setback, and additional wayward efforts at 12, 15, 5 and 7, Woods was pleased not to have been minimize adrift.

“Nicely, it was an honest begin,” a smiling Woods informed Sky Sports activities. “I made a variety of birdies, I additionally made a variety of bogeys. I made some actually foolish bogeys, had one keep up in a tree on eleven, which was somewhat bit bizarre.

“However general, I fought again. I used to be two over early and I received it again to even par, and sadly I made yet one more bogey there at seven.”

Woods was enjoying alongside Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy in a star-studded trio, the PGA champion signing for a 2-underneath sixty nine whereas the Northern Irishman carded a good-par seventy one.

“They’re nice to play with. They’re associates of mine and it is good to go on the market and play with associates,” Woods stated. “We’re all competing, we’re all making an attempt to publish good numbers. We hit a number of dangerous photographs … you let the opposite individual go away for a bit of bit. He hits a superb one, he’ll come again and begin speaking once more.

“I did the identical factor, I hit a few stray ones, sort of took a bit of 15-minute hiatus from speaking to the blokes then got here again. However we had a good time on the market. The blokes aren’t going low today so tomorrow hopefully within the afternoon I can submit a very good quantity and simply sort of work my means up the board.”