With an aggressive shot down the Old Course's forgiving first fairway, it would have been a par.
Because his drive landed in a dirt-filled divot, he couldn't predict how the ball would react.
The Swilcan Burn guarded the front of the green after Woods missed his 7-foot putt.
Tiger Woods can at least stay here while recovering from a car accident.
As it turned out, Woods stole the spotlight on Day 1 at Augusta National with a 71.
After returning to the Masters this year, Woods was reminded of his true potential.
We cannot imagine Woods participating ceremonially in major championships at 46 years old.
Maybe next year he will be able to play again if his leg allows him to practice and return to the tour like a pro.
This story may be more complex than we saw in 2022, but we need to accept that it could end at any time.
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