Tiger Woods' first round at the PGA Championship on Thursday was divided into two distinct halves.
Starting from the 10th tee, for his first nine holes, he looked largely steady and in control, putting superbly and draining two birdies.
On the second half of his day, he missed an early birdie opportunity, then followed that up with a bogey at the 4th hole. Tiger struggled with his hitting the rest of the way. He was able to save par from holes 5 to 8, then a final-hole collapse saw him double-bogey to finish the day with a one-over 71.
As Woods' day wrapped up, he sat five strokes back of clubhouse leader David Hearn and seven strokes behind on-course leader Jim Furyk.
Tiger will have lots of work to do this week if he hopes to capitalize on the momentum he generated with his win at last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Can he finally win that 15th major tournament that's eluded him since 2008?
Tiger Woods tees off for Round 2 on Friday at 1:45 p.m. ET. Join me back here once again for all the action from Oak Hill.
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