Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf Thursday for the first time since the Masters in April.
He shot a par-71, but missed five putts inside 10 feet that could have pushed him to the top of the leaderboard.
Woods voiced frustration with his putting game after his round, saying the greens were tough because they were both dry and spongy.
Here are some of remarks after his round Thursday:
On his overall play:
“It was an all right day; I hit it all right,”
On Quail Hollow 6 years later
“The course is a lot different, a lot longer.”
On his putting
“Just struggled with the speed of the greens. They’re on the slower side. They feel springy and they feel fast, especially as I’m walking on them, but they’re not putting that way. What I was feeling and sending just didn’t match up.”
On making adjustments
“I struggled making adjustments today.”
The most “score-able” course he’s played this year?
“Probably Augusta. Seriously. Most of the golf courses I’ve played have been difficult set-ups.”