Iron off the tee for Woods on 14. Fairway. Woods tw0-putts for par. Still 3 under. On to the par-4 14th. On the par-3 13th Woods flies it right over the stick on the green but about 25 past the cup. Birdie putt coming.
Woods with an 8-iron from the fairway…and it’s safely on the center of the green. Maybe 20 feet for birdie. Meanwhile McIlroy is dragging along at -1 and flies the green with an iron. He’s looking a little dicey along that cutline which is still even par.
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.