Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 73

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Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 73

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Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 73

Tiger Woods opened the Hero World Challenge on Thursday with a 1-over 73.

It was an interesting and topsy-turvy kind of day that included an odd triple bogey and a late rally.

We followed his opening round, shot by shot. Catch up with what you may have missed below:

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 470 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:44 p.m. ET): That is a terrific driver down the right-center of the fairway. Should be a closing par or better.

APPROACH SHOT (3:48 p.m. ET): What a closing approach! Tiger stuffs this one 3 feet right of the pin. That will be a closing birdie probably. This has been a poor day, but remember that Tiger was facing 4 over through 13 at one point. A 73 is stealing after that point.

ON THE GREEN (3:52 p.m. ET): Yep, got it! A nice comeback late, although not Tiger’s greatest day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-over 73 (T-15)

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 183 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:33 p.m. ET): And that’s a miss to the right that will leave him a tough short-sided chip with a slope in the way. Not good.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:36 p.m. ET): Well, he handled that perfectly. A beautiful pitch leaves him a tap-in. That’ll be a nice par save there.

ON THE GREEN (3:40 p.m. ET): Indeed, he makes par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 17 (T-17)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 485 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:21 p.m. ET): That drive is perfect down the right-center of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (3:26 p.m. ET): That approach from 145 yards is only so-so. The ball finishes a good 35 feet short of the cup. Will likely be a two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (3:30 p.m. ET): A good lag there about a foot left of the cup. That’s a simple tap-in par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 16 (T-17)

Hole No. 15: Par 5, 548 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:07 p.m. ET): This drive is perfect down the right side of the fairway. He will go for this one in two.

APPROACH SHOT (3:10 p.m. ET): Just a poor shot. Tiger took a fairway wood out for his second and flailed it well out to the right. That one finishes in a waste area and the ball appears to be in a bit of a fried egg. That will leave another very interesting short game shot.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:13 p.m. ET): From there, that’s not too bad. Tiger blasts this out about 20 feet short and left of the cup. Considering the lie, that’s the nice safe shot he had to hit.

ON THE GREEN (3:16 p.m. ET): There we go! Tiger drains that lengthy birdie putt. On a mediocre day, that’s a nice bright spot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 15 (T-17)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 292 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:57 p.m. ET): A driver here as Tiger tries to go for the green. He loses this well left and is in the waste area. He’s well left of the green and this will be a doozy of a short game shot upcoming.

AROUND THE GREEN (3 p.m. ET): That was excellent. Tiger had plenty of green to work with, but that was a really tough shot considering it was tough to control from the waste area and the pin was tucked. He lands this a good 40 feet short of the pin and it rolls basically all the way and finishes 5 feet left of the hole. A great look for birdie upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (3:03 p.m. ET): Just a bad day today. Tiger’s speed on the greens continues to be suspect. He runs his short birdie putt a good 3 feet by. He does clean up from there, but another birdie opportunity missed. He’s back into a tie for last after a Hideki birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 14 (T-17)

Hole No. 13: Par 4, 471 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:43 p.m. ET): Tiger finds another fairway here. On these wide surfaces, that hasn’t been a problem today.

APPROACH SHOT (2:47 p.m. ET): We may be sinking further here. Tiger’s approach with a wedge comes up short of the green and below the level of the surface. So he may have a tough scramble for a par. Man did this go downhill quickly.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:50 p.m. ET): Tiger chips up about 7 feet short of the cup. He’ll have that for par to avoid going 4 over.

ON THE GREEN (2:53 p.m. ET): Drained it. Nice putt. And Tiger is now not in last as Hideki Matsuyama has fallen to 4 over. Still, not great.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 13 (17th)

Hole No. 12: Par 3, 192 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:31 p.m. ET): Yeesh. That was just poor. Tiger pulls this one and is lucky to still be dry. The ball is technically within the hazard line, but his ball is in the rough about five yards right of the water. It’ll still be a tricky birdie chip upcoming from there.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:35 p.m. ET): And we’re in huge trouble now. That ball was sitting down on the edge of the rough, and Tiger stabbed at it. The ball landed short of the green and came racing back down the slope toward Tiger, past his original spot, past the sand and just into the hazard. Wow. His ball is just in the hazard, so it is playable from there if he wants, but he’ll have to do something spectacular just to save bogey now.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:37 p.m. ET): Tiger decided not to play from the water, he took an unplayable penalty. That meant he was hitting his fourth shot from as close as possible to the site of his original chip. This one is better but still not great, as Woods gets aggressive and runs this 8 feet by the cup. That is what’s left for double bogey.

ON THE GREEN (2:39 p.m. ET): Nope, missed it. Triple bogey. What a mess.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over thru 12 (18th)

Hole No. 11: Par 5, 589 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:13 p.m. ET): A terrific driver down the left side of the fairway here. He should be able to go for this in two.

APPROACH SHOT (2:18 p.m. ET): Man, Tiger got robbed. That was a great second shot that appeared it would finish on the green and give him a makeable eagle look. But the ball just catches something and rolls off the back to leave himself an interesting eagle pitch.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:24 p.m. ET): A solid effort from there, and Tiger will have about 8 feet for birdie. But he’ll really should’ve had a tap-in birdie at worst if his second shot was properly rewarded.

ON THE GREEN (2:27 p.m. ET): Just awful speed there, as Tiger misses this left and it runs maybe 4 feet by. He does make the comebacker to avoid a brutal three-putt bogey. Still a disappointment after that great second shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 11 (T-8)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 435 yards

OFF THE TEE (2 p.m. ET): Tiger takes out a 3-wood and this one is a beauty down the left side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (2:05 p.m. ET): Not his best. This one finishes pin-high, but about 40 feet right of the cup. Just hope for a two-putt par.

ON THE GREEN (2:10 p.m. ET): Tiger leaves his first putt 3 feet short and to the left. He puts the remainder in from there for par, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 10 (T-9)

Hole No. 9: Par 5, 603 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:42 p.m. ET): Tiger finds another fairway here and could go for this in two from here. It might still be a lay up though as this hole is long.

SECOND SHOT (1:47 p.m. ET): Yeah, lay up. Not the worst thing in the world. He’ll have a wedge third from the fairway and the last time that happened three holes ago, he stuffed it.

THIRD SHOT (1:52 p.m. ET): That was just OK from 85 yards. Tiger gets this one about 10 feet under the cup, and it trickles back to about 15 feet away for birdie. Still a solid look, but he wanted better from there.

ON THE GREEN (1:56 p.m. ET): That was never on line. It runs 18 inches by and Tiger taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 9 (T-10)

Hole No. 8: Par 3, 211 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:36 p.m. ET): A beauty here from Tiger right over the flag. This one finishes 15 feet past the cup. A great and aggressive shot there.

ON THE GREEN (1:40 p.m. ET): Good effort, but this one runs out of speed. The ball finishes just low and right of the cup. A nice, simple par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 8 (T-9)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 339 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:28 p.m. ET): A nice drive for Tiger on this drivable par 4. It just comes up short of the green, should be a pretty simple up and down for birdie.

AROUND THE GREEN (1:30 p.m. ET): A nice chip here to about 3 feet. This should be back-to-back birdies.

ON THE GREEN (1:32 p.m. ET): No problem. Tiger puts that in the right side of the cup. He’s back to even par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 7 (T-10)

Hole No. 6: Par 5, 595 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:05 p.m. ET): This driver is a beauty. That’s ripped down the right-center of the fairway.

SECOND SHOT (1:10 p.m. ET): Tiger actually laid up from there. He’ll have a wedge third from the fairway.

THIRD SHOT (1:14 p.m. ET): That’s more like it! Woods hits a pretty one to 4 feet. That should be a birdie to get him back to 1 over.

ON THE GREEN (1:18 p.m. ET): Yep, got it! That’s a key first birdie for Tiger. Much needed.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 6 (T-13)

Hole No. 5: Par 3, 165 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:57 p.m. ET): A decent tee shot here that finds the green but not much more. He’ll just hope for a two-putt par here.

ON THE GREEN (1:03 p.m. ET): Yikes. Tiger ran his first putt a good 8 feet by and his comebacker runs out of steam inches right of the cup. Brutal three-putt bogey. TW now tied for last.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over thru 5 (T-15)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 497 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:43 p.m. ET): Tiger bombs a driver down the fairway here. So far, his driving has looked good but his approach play has been pretty bad.

APPROACH SHOT (12:47 p.m. ET): Finally a decent approach, as this one finishes about 25 feet from the cup. It should be a par, but he’ll have a decent birdie chance.

ON THE GREEN (12:51 p.m. ET): Indeed a two-putt par for TW. Not much going on so far for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 4 (T-13)

Hole No. 3: Par 5, 579 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:28 p.m. ET): Tiger’s drive is perfect down the fairway here, he should be able to go for this green in two.

APPROACH SHOT (12:32 p.m. ET): This one is solid but just comes up short in a greenside bunker. That’ll leave him a relatively benign third shot.

AROUND THE GREEN (12:35 p.m. ET): A decent bunker shot here as this one finishes 5 feet from the cup. That is what’s left for a bounceback birdie.

ON THE GREEN (12:40 p.m. ET): Nope, that one doesn’t drop even though Tiger seemed to think he hit a good putt. Disappointing par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 3 (T-12)

Hole No. 2: Par 3, 188 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:21 p.m. ET): Tiger with another poor approach, as he misses to the right off the tee here.

AROUND THE GREEN (12:23 p.m. ET): Not his best chip either here, and Tiger will have a lengthy par putt.

ON THE GREEN (12:24 p.m. ET): Another two-putt, but this time it is for bogey. Not Tiger’s best start, that’s for sure.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2 (T-10)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 453 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:06 p.m. ET): Not sure on the club, but Tiger does find the fairway off the opening tee. So that’s a good start!

APPROACH SHOT (12:13 p.m. ET): Tiger’s wedge here is not his best. This one finishes about 40 feet from the hole.

ON THE GREEN (12:17 p.m. ET): A simple two-putt for TW. A ho-hum par to start.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (T-6)

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