Masters Tournament 2023: Complete Coverage

Tiger Woods walks to the 13th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 07, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia.

A few days ago, we weren’t even sure if Tiger Woods was going to play at the Masters. Now, he’s completed his opening round, with a 1-under 71.

Tiger played it safe early, with pars on the first five holes. He then went birdie-par-bogey-par to close out his front nice at even-par.

On the back nine, he was a little off kilter, but still managed to string together pars on 10-11-12, before going birdie-bogey-par-birdie-par-par. He got a little lucky with a drop out of a puddle on 18, and it helped him close with the par.

Welcome back indeed.