On 8 Rickie Fowler pitches it close and kicks in the birdie on the par 5 to get to -10 the third player to reach double digits under par. Woods now from the fairway and he finds the back tier of the green. Another solid iron shot. He’ll have about 10 feet left for birdie.
Back on 10 Tiger with another flip wedge..and it settles about 8 feet below the hole. He’ll have that for par. Woodland for birdie on 6 hits the lip but stays out. Koepka and Kisner both saved their pars.
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.