Tiger Woods struggles to overcome windy conditions in first round at Open

Tiger Woods’ first round at the Open didn’t go as planned by any means.

The 15-time major champion finished Day 1 14 shots behind leader Cameron Young, finishing six over par. Now granted, this is only the third tournament appearance for Woods who was involved in a serious car accident last year.

In an interview with ESPN, Woods said it just wasn’t his day after he got off to a rocky start, double-bogey on the first hole, saying:

“We will probably [the] best score I could have shot,” Woods said.”[I] didn’t get off to a good start. … But in a round, sometimes it happens like that. It just goes one way and it never seems to come back no matter how hard you fight.”

Woods endured every golfer’s nightmare, whether professional or casual like me, as he had multiple putts. His less than stellar performance saw him finish tied for 146th among 156 players on the pitch after the first round.

According to ESPN, it was his worst start since 2015 at the US Open in Chambers Bay, when he shot 10 of 80, which tied him for 152nd.

Woods explained how he missed opportunities to right his wrongs saying:

“I feel like I didn’t really hit that badly,” Woods said. “Yeah, I had bad speed on the greens. But I didn’t really feel like I hit that hard, but I ended up in bad places. Or just weird things happened, and just the way it goes Links is like that and this golf course is like that And like I said I had my chances to turn around and roll it the right way and I did not do it.

Woods will have to forget today as he has a quick turnaround due to the fact he is due to leave at 4:58 a.m. ET on Friday.

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