May 26, 2018

Woods makes first start since Masters at Quail Hollow

04 May 2018, 10:49 | Kristopher Drake

Tiger Woods shows off new clubs at Wells Fargo Championship Instagram/@TigerWoods

Tiger Woods shows off new clubs at Wells Fargo Championship			Instagram/@TigerWoods

Tiger Woods struggled on the greens at Quail Hollow.

Tiger Woods fired an opening-round 71 at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte.

That was before Peterson came to life late in his round. Peterson holed a bunker shot for eagle, holed a wedge from the fairway for eagle on the next hole, and wound up with a 65. Since the last time he played, the 16th hole has been overhauled so that the green sits by the water.

Kiwi Danny Lee will need a good second round to make the cut after a four-over 75.

"If I just make a few putts, I shoot 2 under, 3 under, but I just didn't make anything". But the surface was a little on the slow side, and several players left putts extraordinarily short. "They feel springy and they feel fast especially as I am walking on them, but they are not putting that way", Woods said with a smile as he shook his head in confusion.

It showed all day in his inconsistent play on the greens.

It missed. He missed from 8 feet. He needed 31 putts in the first round.

Things kicked off with a handsome morning for the start of the Wells Fargo Championship and some of the big names in golf took advantage early in the first round.

"From the fans, to the players, the guys that I grew up playing against on the Champions Tour, the players that have emerged since I've been away".

Winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour today; severe weather possible Tuesday
Outdoor wildfire dangers could abate by mid-week in the Madison area, with good chances for showers and thunderstorms developing. Highs in the 50s are expected Monday and Tuesday , with an overnight low of 39 degrees.

"I was a little apprehensive today".

Woods is coming off a three-week break, his longest since he returned to the PGA Tour in January, and it was a welcome respite.

Woods, in his seventh start of the year after a successful spinal fusion, will be joined at Quail Hollow by a strong field that also features Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Masters champion Patrick Reed. "That's for sure. It's longer, but it's also more hard".

"Ball-striking-wise, I'm fine", said Woods, who received a warm welcome from the fans on the first tee box in his return to Charlotte. Tiger buried the simple putt to get to even-par.

Woods said Wednesday the demanding 7,442-yard par-72 layout had grown more challenging in his absence. He felt the grass on the greens had grown since earlier.

So Woods has switched out his old Nike irons for a new set of TaylorMade irons, which he put in play this week.

As recently as last September, before he underwent back surgery, he was uncertain he would ever play golf again.

"I've always been a pretty good putter my whole career, so that'll be something I've never really anxious too much about", Woods said.

It didn't look too hard for him in Wednesday's pro-am, nor did it for Hashmi, who's committed to play college golf at in and held his composure in the presence of Woods.

Other News

Trending Now

Canada's PM: US tariffs on steel, aluminum a 'very bad idea'
The U.S. refused to offer the European Union compensation and said the request for consultations had no basis under WTO rules. Germany, the EU's largest steel exporter to the US , accounted for about 5 percent of USA steel imports previous year .

Severe storms forecast for area
Last May was particularly active with 73 severe thunderstorm warnings issued and just a few less than that in June. The highest risk for tornadoes is in the enhanced risk region from Salina, Kansas, to Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

Pence Doctor Warned WH Aides, Including Kelly, About Jackson Last Fall
With a total population of just over a million Montanans, there are some 100,000 veterans, 10% of the state's population. Jackson has served 23 years as a Navy physician, including a tour in 2005 as an emergency medicine physician in Iraq.

Cowboys' Jason Witten retires, heading to ESPN
Garrett attempted to persuade Witten to play another year after meeting with Jones and Witten one day before the 2018 NFL Draft. Witten's 68 receiving touchdowns rank third in franchise history and fifth all-time among National Football League tight ends.

US Justice Department charges former VW CEO with conspiracy, wire fraud
An indictment, filed in secret in March, was unsealed on Thursday in US District Court, and it names numerous former executives . Gottweis's memorandum was then attached to a cover note authored by a then-senior VW executive, and addressed to Winterkorn.

Europe backs Iran deal as 'best way' to counter nuclear threat
Macron made clear that France would not follow the U.S. lead if Trump decides to withdraw from the agreement. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on April 23 it was "either all or nothing".

Hawkings final research paper supports existence of multiverse
Some, according to the theory, would be very like our own universe , while others would be subtly different . But Prof Hawking claimed the idea could not be reconciled with Einstein's theory of General Relativity.

United Kingdom minister resigns over immigration scandal
Giving evidence to MPs yesterday, Ms Rudd denied the Tories' immigration policy had fuelled the saga. Javid's primary job at the interior ministry, or Home Office, will not be an easy one either.

US Federal Reserve holds interest rates, walks tightrope
As for other asset classes, gold extended gains, the dollar fell and oil rose slightly. Here are the key takeaways from the policy meet of the Federal Open Market Committee.

New York Times obtains questions that special counsel wants to ask Trump
AP's Eric Tucker gives context to this latest development in the story about the Russian Federation investigation. Flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon?" "He was insane , a real nut job", Trump told the Russians.