Woods shoots four un­der 66 in first round of Green­brier Clas­sic

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

WHITE SUL­PHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods re­bounded from a dis­mal U.S. Open with a 4-un­der­par 66 in Thurs­day’s open­ing round of The Green­brier Clas­sic, four shots be­hind leader Scott Langley.

Helped by a morn­ing rain that soft­ened the Old White TPC course in West Vir­ginia, Woods posted his low­est score of the sea­son and matched his best in re­la­tion to par.

It was only the fourth time he shot in the 60s in 21 rounds. None on the first day of a tour­na­ment.

“Over­all I can’t re­ally say I hit any great shots, but I hit a lot of good ones,’’ Woods said. “I hit the ball bet­ter than what my score in­di­cates.’’ Two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods had the high­est 36-hole score of his pro ca­reer — 156.

Woods came to Green­brier ranked No. 220 in the world and faced with the prospect of miss­ing cuts in con­sec­u­tive tour­na­ments for the first time since 1994, when he had not yet turned pro.

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