Tiger Woods started the defense of his ‘Green Jacket’ in the first round of the 2020 Masters in a good way
Tiger Woods waited 19 months to come out once more in Augusta National and defend your ‘Green jacket‘ at Masters, but this Thursday he had to extend the wait for three more hours due to a torrential rain and the electrical storm that hit the mythical field.
The wait was worth it because after his first round, the ‘Tigre’ signed a 68-hit card and finished -4 under par. This marked his first round in a bogey-free Major since the 2009 PGA Championship, when he was smooth on the first day of activity.
Tiger Woods was inspired to defend the title and thus match Jack Nicklaus as the top winner of the ‘Green jacket‘. The ‘Tiger’ has five Masters and is one to match ‘Golden Bear’.
Tiger came off the 10th tee and immediately hit a low-par shot. He came to Amen Corner and made no mistakes. With the knowledge to perfection of every corner of Augusta National, Woods focused on his own and paid no attention to Shane Lowry and Andy Ogletree, with whom he shared a group.
In his first nine holes, he rescued each pair while the conditions of the course were put into competition rhythm. He took advantage of the stability of the greens to hole out.
It was in its second nine holes, from 1 to 9, when there were three birdies on the flags on 13 and a back to back on 15 and 16. If there were an audience, the shouts would have been a scandal, especially at par-3 of the 16, where last year he almost made a hole in one and took off towards his fifth Masters.
Tiger Woods he finished at -4 under par and was momentarily tied for fourth position and three shots behind leader Paul Casey, who finished his first round at -7 under par by signing a 65-shot scorecard.