Tiger Woods happy enough with his start to Masters campaign

Comeback round featured a few mistakes but has kept Tiger Woods in the hunt after a chaotic first day

By the time Tiger Woods reached the 18th green, the sun was low in the sky and the cool evening wind was up. A few thousand fans were gathered around to watch him sink a two-foot putt for a final par. It was a calm end to a chaotic day.

In his first competitive round since he dropped out of the Waste Management Open in Phoenix two months ago, Woods shot 73, one over par. A fair score, as he said himself, but one left – like so many others – looking a little underwhelming when set next to the spectacular feats of Jordan Spieth. “It was a good day, I felt good out there,” Woods said. “I made two dumb mistakes, but other than that the only thing I struggled with was the pace of the greens. I couldn’t believe how slow they were.”

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