Tiger Woods' score, Round 1 highlights from WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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Tiger Woods is back at Firestone Country Club for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the first time in four years.

Woods comes into the tournament fresh off of a near victory at the British Open, where he tied for sixth at 5-under, just three strokes back of the winner, Francesco Molinari. Woods has eight career victories at Firestone Country Club with his last win coming in 2013. He also set the course record at 21-under back in 2000.

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“I’ve always been a fan of this golf course since first playing here in 1997,” Woods told reporters Wednesday. “I’m excited to be back. I haven’t played here in a few years. It certainly wasn’t easy to get into this event, I’ve had to play well this year.”

Woods’ finish at the British Open helped vault him up the Official World Golf Ranking, where he now sits at No. 50.

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Follow along below for live scores and highlights from Tiger’s first round at the the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Tiger Woods’ score: Round 1
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Hole (Par) Tiger’s score (Overall) Place
10 (4) 4 (even) T-13
11 (4) 3 (1 under) T-5
12 (3) 3 (1 under) T-5
13 (4) 4 (1 under) T-6
14 (4) 4 (1 under) T-10
15 (3) 3 (1 under) T-13
16 (5) 4 (2 under) T-8
17 (4) 4 (2 under) T-9
18 (4) 3 (3 under) T-4
1 (4) 4 (3 under) T-5
2 (5)    
3 (4)    
4 (4)    
5 (3)    
6 (4)    
7 (3)    
8 (4)    
9 (4)    

HOLE 2: Par 5, 526 yards

Second shot: Goes back across the green to the right side rough now.
Tee shot: Another driver lands left of the fairway. After going perfect through eight holes he’s missed the last three.

HOLE 1: Par 4, 399 yards

Second putt: PAR
First putt:
Just barely misses the birdie try to the right.
Approach: Pushes it long over the hole on the back edge of the green, about 20 feet from the hole.
Tee shot: Goes with a driver and lands it in the left rough, just past the bunker.

HOLE 18: Par 4, 464 yards

First putt: WOW. Tiger takes the long put from 16 yards out and sinks it to end the back nine with another BIRDIE.
Approach: A great shot as he hacks it out of the rough and drops it on the front edge of the green.
Tee shot: Tiger misses the fairway for the first time today, landing it left of the fairway.

HOLE 17: Par 4, 400 yards

Second putt: PAR
First putt:
Can’t convert on the long birdie try missing left and just long.
Approach: Solid approach with the iron gets about 25 feet from the hole.
Tee shot: He goes with an iron on 17 and lines it right down the fairway.

HOLE 16: Par 5, 667 yards

First putt: Tiger knocks it in for his second BIRDIE.
Approach:
Nearly drops it in the hazard but instead gets it on the green with a friendly roll. Ten feet out.
Second shot: Lays it up further down the fairway, about 100 yards to the hole.
Tee shot: Booms his driver on the long par 5 and lands it nicely on the fairway. He’s hasn’t missed one on the fairway yet.

HOLE 15: Par 3, 221 yards

Second putt: An easy tap in for another PAR.
First putt:
The birdie try barely misses, again.
Tee shot: Another beauty of a tee shot lands about 10 feet from a possible birdie.

HOLE 14: Par 4, 467 yards

Second putt: PAR
First putt:
Nearly gets it go but comes up a few inches short.
Approach: Just clears the bunker on the right and he’s about 30 feet away.
Tee shot: Tiger’s 3-wood finds the middle of the fairway again. A lot of strong tee shots so far.

HOLE 13: Par 4, 471 yards

Second putt: PAR
First putt:
Another shaky read comes up short on the first putt.
Approach: Tiger’s iron game has been on today. Another one on the green about 20 feet from a birdie.
Tee shot: First driver of the day goes about 275 yards down the left side of the fairway.

HOLE 12: Par 3, 180 yards

Second putt: PAR
First putt:
Not the best read on the birdie putt and he misses long.
Tee shot: The short par 3 tee shots lands nicely on the green. About six yards out.

HOLE 11: Par 4, 417 yards

First putt: Tiger gets it to go for the first BIRDIE of the day.
Approach: And a second terrific approach lands on the edge of the green but rolls to about three feet for another birdie try.
Tee shot: Another solid tee shot with the 3-wood down the middle of the fairway.

HOLE 10: Par 4, 399 yards

Second putt: A tap in for PAR to start the day.
First putt: Tough break as the putt comes up an inch shy of the hole.
Approach: Beautiful second shot drops on the green and rolls perfectly — less than 10 feet for birdie.
Tee shot: Tiger gets his day going with a strong 3-wood off the tee about 275 yards down the left side of the fairway.