In his first tournament since February, the former world number one made 71 first round shots at Muirfield Village.
Tiger Woods recorded a 71-goal card on his return to the circuit of the PGA Tour, in a day in which Tony Finau took the lead after the first round of the Memorial Tournament.
Woods, a five-time tournament winner, had four birdies and three bogeys at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, leaving him 18th, with one under par, on his goal of achieving his 83rd career title.
For the world number one, his performance leaves him five shots from the Finau pointer who got nine birdies and three bogeys for a record of 66 hits. Ryan Palmer is the only shooting guard with 67, while Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland are one shot behind.
Meanwhile, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann managed 73 hits (+1) for three birdies and two bogeys to position himself as the best Latino at the start in Ohio. In addition, the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz made 75 shots (+3) and the Argentine Emiliano Grillo is at the bottom with 79 (+7).
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