Meanwhile Gary Woodland chunks a shot into the water on 2. That was ugly. …but he rallies to stick an approach from the drop zone and will only make a bogey. Still Brooks Koepka looks like he’s about to be tied for the lead here.
And Woods pours in the 5-footer for birdie! THat’s four birds in eight holes to start his round. He’s six behind the lead. Thomas and Rory also clean up birdies. On to the 9th. From the front bunker Rory blasts to tap-in range and that should be good enough for his first birdie of the day. That’ll end a run of 16 straight pars for Rors.
Koepka (-13) now has a four-shot lead over Rickie Fowler Kevin Kisner and Adam Scott. But Koepka might be in trouble with his tee shot at 11. Here’s a look at Matt Wallace’s ace at 16: Once again Tiger can’t sink a makeable birdie putt at 15. That makes it six-straight pars for Woods.