Woods shoots four under 66 in first round of Greenbrier Classic
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.