Tiger Woods missed fairways but not opportunities to open the PGA Championship

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Tiger Woods had not opened a major championship with a round in the 60s since 2014, when he started The Open with a 69 at Royal Liverpool. On Thursday, in the first round of the PGA Championship, it didn’t look as if this was going to be the day he broke the streak.

During one stretch, he missed five consecutive fairways. And the rough at TPC Harding Park is thick enough to cause problems. Yet there was Woods, finding ways to salvage pars and sneak in a few birdies. A round that could have easily been 74 or 75 turned into 2-under 68. So instead of being a nonfactor, Woods is in the mix after his opening round.

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His day started on the 10th hole. Here’s how it all went down:

No. 10: Par 5, 562 Yards

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Score: Birdie

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 11: Par 3, 200 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 12: Par 4, 494 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 13: Par 4, 472 Yards

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Score: Birdie

Total for the day: 2 under

No. 14: Par 4, 470 Yards

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Score: Bogey

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 15: Par 4, 401 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 16: Par 4, 336 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 17: Par 3, 171 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 18: Par 4, 480 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 1: Par 4, 393 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 2: Par 4, 466 Yards

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Score: Bogey

Total for the day: Even par

No. 3: Par 3, 185 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: Even par

No. 4: Par 5, 607 Yards

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Score: Birdie

Total for the day: 1 under

No. 5: Par 4, 436 Yards

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Score: Birdie

Total for the day: 2 under

No. 6: Par 4, 472 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 2 under

No. 7: Par 4, 340 Yards

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Score: Birdie

Total for the day: 3 under

No. 8: Par 3, 251 Yards

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Score: Bogey

Total for the day: 2 under

No. 9: Par 4, 515 Yards

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Score: Par

Total for the day: 2 under

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