After all the hype that has surrounded Tiger’s return to the PGA this week; some are a little underwhelmed by his first-round score of 3 over par and a tie for 83rd. Woods opened with two straight bogeys, then made five more bogeys in a seven-hole stretch around the turn, but finally found his groove late in the opening round. Congressional proved a test for the majority of the field, with only 19 players scoring higher than Tiger’s 3 over. Despite this, Wood was happy to be back, free of injury.
TIGER WOODS: "It is, it really is, it's nice to be back out here playing again. I've unfortunately been in my career, I've been sidelined enough so it's always fun to come back out here and play against these guys, the best players in the world and to get out here and to see, you know, see what I can do. This golf course is, was playing tough. It's not too often that, you know, four under is leading - that's indicative of how difficult it is out there."
Golfing legend Gary Player has offered us his opinion on Tiger’s current form; stating that Woods will win the Open Championship next month. With less than three weeks to go till the third major of the year, it would seem there’s still work to do to ensure a 15th major win for the world number 5.
To Germany now, and the BMW International Open in Cologne, where England’s Danny Willett earned a share of the lead with Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello. After both shooting an eight under par, the Englishman who also finished third at the Irish Open this weekend, was keen to continue his good run of form:
DANNY WILLETT: "It was good, like I said in Ireland I was playing good. It didn't quite happen on Sunday but we played good today and it was one of those days, we rolled a few nice ones in but didn't make any mistakes, hit every green which obviously helps around any golf course, and hit it relatively close, so there was a score out there and luckily we took it."
Well that’s all for today, join us on Monday when we’ll be rounding up all the weekend’s action. Thanks for watching.
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