Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 70

Jan 24, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Tiger Woods plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course - South Co. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 70

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Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' opening 70

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Tiger Woods began his 2019 in solid but unspectacular fashion at Torrey Pines’ South Course in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

His first round of 2019 was a 2-under 70, putting him in a tie for 50th. He does get to play the easier North Course on Friday, though.

We followed his progress Thursday, shot by shot. Catch up with what you may’ve missed below…

Hole No. 18: Par 5, 578 yards

OFF THE TEE (6:33 p.m. ET): Tiger takes driver here and this is a miss to the right into the rough. He will have to lay up from there.

SECOND SHOT (6:37 p.m. ET): Yep, Tiger indeed lays up. He does so into the fairway and leaves a wedge third.

THIRD SHOT (6:41 p.m. ET): Tiger goes at this back flag, lands this ball on the back fringe and spins it back to 10 feet left of the hole. That is a pretty nice birdie look to finish out a 70.

ON THE GREEN (6:47 p.m. ET): Tiger drizzles that one right in! Great closing birdie!

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2-under 70 (T-50)

Hole No. 17: Par 4, 429 yards

OFF THE TEE (6:18 p.m. ET): Tiger takes 3-wood off the tee and finds the fairway no problem.

APPROACH SHOT (6:24 p.m. ET): Tiger fires this over the flag, but it finishes a good 20 feet beyond the cup. That’s fine except it leaves a dangerously fast putt downhill. We’ll see.

ON THE GREEN (6:30 p.m. ET): Tiger had to be careful with that putt and was. He cozies that just above the hole and it trickles just past. Easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 17 (T-65)

Hole No. 16: Par 3, 225 yards

OFF THE TEE (6:05 p.m. ET): Tiger does not like this one. His tee shot misses to the right and he ends up in a greenside bunker.

AROUND THE GREEN (6:10 p.m. ET): Tiger blasts out about 9 feet beyond the hole. That is left for par.

ON THE GREEN (5:58 p.m. ET): Nope always a left miss. Bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 16 (T-65)

Hole No. 15: Par 4, 479 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:47 p.m. ET): Tiger misses another fairway to the right. He got away with it on the previous hole. Let’s see if he does this time.

APPROACH SHOT (5:51 p.m. ET): Tiger comes up just short of the green on his approach. That leaves a 20-yard pitch uphill. Shouldn’t be much of a problem.

AROUND THE GREEN (5:55 p.m. ET): That was almost a birdie! Tiger hit a wonderful chip that had great speed but hit the right lip and continued on for about a foot. It’ll be a tap-in par from there, but that was almost a special birdie.

ON THE GREEN (5:58 p.m. ET): Tiger indeed cleans up for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 15 (T-50)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 438 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:26 p.m. ET): A fairway wood off the tee for Tiger and that is no good. He loses it in the right rough there for really no reason. That may very well leave a tough lie and approach.

APPROACH SHOT (5:33 p.m. ET): Tiger did really well there to find the green, but he does leave himself some 60 feet for birdie. No easy two-putt there.

ON THE GREEN (5:37 p.m. ET): That putt races 3-4 feet by the cup. All in all, not a bad lag but not stone dead. He does make the comebacker for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 14 (T-45)

Hole No. 13: Par 5, 598 yards

OFF THE TEE (5:07 p.m. ET): Tiger fires driver down the left side of the fairway here. He’ll have roughly 300 yards on the approach. So going for this in two is possible.

SECOND SHOT (5:15 p.m. ET): Tiger decided to lay up here. He left himself around 100 yards from the fairway for his third.

THIRD SHOT (5:19 p.m. ET): This is only a so-so wedge. Tiger lands this one in the back fringe and its does spin off. But he still has 25-30 feet above the hole for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (5:22 p.m. ET): Tiger buried it! He saves himself there after a mediocre approach. That’s a nice par-5 birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 13 (T-45)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 514 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:47 p.m. ET): Tiger misses this driver left at No. 12, that is no good on this hole at all.

APPROACH SHOT (4:51 p.m. ET): Wow that was really good from there. AWFUL lie and he had to dig that one out with a wood. He does so and is able to get this to finish in the fairway just in front of the green. A 30-yard pitch is upcoming. From where he hit his tee shot and considering that lie, that is an awesome leave. Great chance to get this up and down for par.

AROUND THE GREEN (4:55 p.m. ET): Tiger hits a solid but not terrific chip. This one finishes 6 feet below the cup. That left for par.

ON THE GREEN (4:59 p.m. ET): That one misses left. That was set up by a poor drive. Still a disappointing bogey though after a spectacular recovery.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 12 (T-61)

Hole No. 11: Par 3, 215 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:31 p.m. ET): Once again, a wait on the tee. But oh man, that is AWESOME! Tiger fires one right at that back left pin and the ball lands 10 feet under the hole and rolls to 4 feet under the cup. FANTASTIC chance to move to 2 under.

ON THE GREEN (4:37 p.m. ET): Tiger calls in official after his ball wobbles right before he hits it. Everything turns out fine, no penalty or anything. He steps back up and buries the birdie putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under through 11 (T-43)

Hole No. 10: Par 4, 404 yards

OFF THE TEE (4:10 p.m. ET): Tiger takes a 3-wood off the tee and this is a beauty down the right side of the fairway.

APPROACH SHOT (4:15 p.m. ET): A solid shot. This one goes to 20 feet. He’ll have that for back-to-back birdies.

ON THE GREEN (4:20 p.m. ET): Not a bad putt from TW, but it finishes low and right of the cup by maybe a foot. That’s an easy par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 10 (T-58)

Hole No. 9: Par 5, 608 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:53 p.m. ET): Tiger takes driver and finds the right rough. So this will be a lay up.

SECOND SHOT (3:57 p.m. ET): Tiger’s second shot is just OK here. He has to lay well back. He’ll have 150+ from the fairway.

THIRD SHOT (4:01 p.m. ET): Tiger had 187 yards for his third shot and this is pretty solid, as the ball finishes 15 feet left of the flag.

ON THE GREEN (4:05 p.m. ET): Drain-o! Tiger birdies, and he is out in 1-under 35.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under through 9 (T-57)

Hole No. 8: Par 3, 170 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:47 p.m. ET): Tiger finds the green, is some 45 feet from the cup.

ON THE GREEN (3:50 p.m. ET): Tiger putts that to about 2 feet and taps in for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 8 (T-84)

Hole No. 7: Par 4, 468 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:28 p.m. ET): Tiger finds the fairway here on the right side. Good stuff.

APPROACH SHOT (3:35 p.m. ET): Tiger hits one to the back fringe here, not bad. Should be about 15 feet for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (3:40 p.m. ET): Tiger’s 15-footer for birdie from the fringe comes up a couple feet short. But he rolls in the remainder for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 7 (T-81)

Hole No. 6: Par 5, 544 yards

OFF THE TEE (3:10 p.m. ET): Another long wait here. But Tiger finally is up and blasts driver down the fairway. He should be able to go for this green in two.

APPROACH SHOT (3:14 p.m. ET): Tiger takes out a 3-wood for his second shot and he loses this one to the right. It looks like that one ended up in the greenside bunker.

AROUND THE GREEN (3:18 p.m. ET): That is not Tiger’s best, as he blasts that out to 15 feet. That one doesn’t even stay on the green.

ON THE GREEN (3:22 p.m. ET): Nevermind about that poor shot, he buries the remaining birdie putt to move back to even par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 6 (T-81)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 456 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:48 p.m. ET): Another driver, and this one is missed to the left in the fairway bunker. It’s up and down with the driver so far.

APPROACH SHOT (2:52 p.m. ET): That was really nice. This lands long and left of the hole but uses a slope to funnel to within 20 feet of the cup above the hole.

ON THE GREEN (2:55 p.m. ET): That runs out of steam and misses low and left by about 6 inches. An easy par though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over through 5 (T-108)

Hole No. 4: Par 4, 474 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:30 p.m. ET): Tiger takes driver and this is piped down the middle like the first one. Ideal tee shot.

APPROACH SHOT (2:36 p.m. ET): That’s a nice one! This one goes a tiny bit right, but that’s fine, as the ball kicks left off a slope and finishes about 12 feet from the hole for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (2:45 p.m. ET): Another miss to the left. Another opportunity missed. Another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over through 4 (T-111)

Hole No. 3: Par 3, 203 yards

OFF THE TEE (2:21 p.m. ET): After a lengthy wait, Tiger drills one in there 10 feet right of the cup. A great birdie look upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (2:26 p.m. ET): Nope. This one is missed left and was not a good putt. That’s a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over through 3 (T-111)

Hole No. 2: Par 4, 397 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:56 p.m. ET): This is driver again for TW, but this one is missed a tiny bit right. The ball ends up in the rough, but it does appear to be sitting up a little. So not ideal, but not terrible.

APPROACH SHOT (2:01 p.m. ET): That was poor. Tiger loses this one right. It looks that went in the right greenside bunker. Pin is back-right, so this won’t be an easy up and down.

AROUND THE GREEN (2:03 p.m. ET): Tiger chips to about 15 feet, that is left for par.

ON THE GREEN (2:06 p.m. ET): Another good putt, but another miss slightly right. That’s a bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over through 2 (T-104)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 448 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:42 p.m. ET): That is a driver, and it is ROASTED almost dead-center of the fairway. Perfect start for TW. Should be a wedge or short-iron in.

APPROACH SHOT (1:48 p.m. ET): This one from 160 yards is OK, but nothing special. The ball finishes about 25 feet right of and slightly below the hole. Should be a simple two-putt par to start.

ON THE GREEN (1:52 p.m. ET): Oh man, that was a good putt. But it just slides by the right edge and Tiger has to settle for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even through 1 (T-39)

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Pre-round

Tiger tees off at 1:40 p.m. ET. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Woods and caddie Joe LaCava:

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