DUBLIN, Ohio — One day after Tiger Woods boasted about how, regardless of how poorly a round is going he never comes close to considering “bagging it,’’ he fought. Woods looked like he was headed toward a ghastly high number in the opening round of The Memorial Tournament Thursday at Muirfield — bloating to 4-over through his first seven holes — and then he reeled it in on his final 10 holes to finish with a respectable even-par 72. Woods, who’s been off since his tie for 11th at The Players Championship earlier this month, started off poorly, carding a sloppy bogey on the par-5 11th hole, his second of the round, with a tee shot left of the creek near the fairway. On No. 15, the second par-5 on the back nine, he hit his tee shot out of bounds to the right and took double bogey. The two messes on the par 5s were followed by a bogey from the back bunker on the par-3 16th and suddenly Woods was 4-over par through his first seven holes, nine shots behind Beau Hossler, the leader at that moment. A birdie on No. 17 calmed the storm for the moment… Read full this story
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