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The Masters: Tiger Woods battling to make cut after frustrating first round at Augusta National

Tiger Woods is making his second start of the year and first since the Genesis Invitational in February; 15-time major champion will resume on two over when he returns on Friday – watch exclusively live from 2pm on Sky Sports Golf

Woods, making his 25th appearance at The Masters but just his second start at a full-field event since missing the cut at The Open last July, mixed three birdies with five bogeys and admitted to being in “constant” pain during an opening-round 74.

The 47-year-old’s total was his highest opening round at The Masters since 2005, the year he claimed the fourth of five victories at Augusta National, with Woods in visible discomfort throughout as he fell nine shots behind clubhouse leaders Viktor Hovland and Jon Rahm.

“I felt like I drove it good, I just didn’t do the job I need to do to get the ball close,” Woods told reporters. “Today was the opportune time to get the round under par and I didn’t do that today.

“Most of the guys are going low today. This was the day to do it. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be a little bit better, a little bit sharper and I kind of inch my way through it.


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