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Tiger Woods is a threat to any golfer.
He's even more of a threat when he puts on a solid performance in the opening round.
Woods is three under par after Thursday and tied for sixth place. This is a major problem for Adam Scott. When Woods struggles in the first round of a tournament, he tends to have a hard time making a comeback.
During the British Open, though, Tiger is only three strokes away from leader Adam Scott. Woods is also the most accurate when it comes to driving, with a accuracy percentage of 92.9
Tiger was solid when it came to putting. He might not have been putting as well as he would have liked, but of all 12 players who Woods is currently tied with or trailing, only four have putted better.
Woods was quoted over at cbsnews.com as saying:
I felt like I played well. I really hit it well. I was very close to making a few more putts. Every ball was starting right on my line. I was very pleased with that. I've just got to hit the putts a little harder.
While Tiger has struggled over the years, he is still clearly one of the top golfers in the world. He would birdie four of the seven opening holes and would play even par for the first part of his round besides one bogey, which occurred on the 15th hole.
With such an early dominate performance, if Woods can manage to have a solid performance through the rainy weather on Friday, look for him to become even more dominate once the nicer weekend weather shows up at the British Open.
Look for Tiger to make a big run this weekend and dethrone Scott for his 15th major title.