Reuters reports that Tiger Woods made a good start at Pebbles Beach on Thursday during the 2012 PGA Tour. The former world number one evoked memories of his glory days on the heavily tree-lined Spyglass Hill Golf Course.
Despite a few mistakes, Tiger Woods proved everyone that he is in a good shape. His tees were well-chosen, but he could have scored at least two or three shots better. He told the press that he was pleased with his performance throughout the entire day. He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation on one of the most difficult golf venues in the world.
Woods admitted that he wasn’t very good with his irons, but he will work to improve his results in this area. The sportsman further stated that he used light strokes most of the game. He was also helped by the near-perfect meteorological conditions which enabled him to finish the first round properly.
Woods is confident about his future evolution during the competition. Thanks to his scores, the sportsman will never get too far behind the lead. The 36-year-old American plans to take the golf ball to Monterey on Friday where he will perform some birdies.
The first mistake that Woods made was to pull his tee shot into the left fairway bunker at the par-four 13th. The next three holes were easily parried, but he picked up another shot at the par-four 17th and his shot pitched beyond the cup and spun back to within 10 feet. He sank a 25-footer at the shots he made at the first and third.
The last time he won the PGA Tour was in 2009 during the BMW Championship. Despite this, Woods is confident in his results this year, especially since he had such a good performance during the past two months. In November 2011, he finished on the third place at the Australian Open, he won the limited-field Chevron World Challenge in December and finished the third at last month’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.