Tiger Woods at WGC Cadillac Championship 2013: Day 1 Analysis, Highlights, More

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IIMarch 7, 2013

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 07:  Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the fourth hole during the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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After a mediocre showing at the Honda Classic last week, Tiger Woods bounced back with an impressive round to kick off the WGC Cadillac Championship. 

With the world's top players competing at the TPC Blue Monster in Miami, Woods showed he would be challenging for the lion's share of the prize this weekend. He finished with a score of minus-six for the day and is currently in a five-way tie for first.

He fared much better than the players he was grouped with, as Luke Donald shot two-under for the round and Rory McIlroy continued his struggles and was one-over on the day. But that did not stop Woods and McIlroy from maintaining friendly banter throughout the round.

It was a calm day at the course in South Florida that made for a relatively easy play. Woods took advantage of the kind conditions and put himself in position to contend for his second PGA Tour victory of the season. 

Here is a look at some his best shots for the round and how the top of the leaderboard looks after the first day of action. 


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Woods had no problem tapping the ball in for another birdie on the first hole after a fantastic chip from just outside the green. 

But he saved his best shots for later in the day, starting with fantastic shot to set up an easy birdie putt on the second hole. 

When Woods putts like this, he is nearly impossible to beat. With a few more shots like this 39-footer on No. 4 in the later rounds will likely land him a victory.

The shot of the day for Woods came on No. 7 when he dropped his 158-yard approach just five feet from the cup. 


Place Player Score
T1 Tiger Woods 
T1 Freddie Jacobson -6 
T1 Sergio Garcia
T1 Graeme McDowell  -6 
T1 Bubba Watson -6
Hunter Mahan
T6  Peter Hanson 
T6  Phil Mickelson -5
T6  Steve Stricker
T10  Keegan Bradley

Full leaderboard available via PGATour.com.