Tiger Woods is back! Shoots opening round 66 at The Greenbrier

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Matthew Cohen | Site Editor

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He’s back! He’s back! He’s back!

Well, not quite, but Round 1 was definitely encouraging. Thursday Tiger Woods rebounded from a missed cut at the U.S. Open by firing an opening round 4-under par 66 at The Greenbrier Classic.

Helped by Thursday’s morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course in West Virginia, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par, including seven birdies on the round. It was only the fourth time he shot in the 60s in 21 rounds.

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Two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods had the highest 36-hole score of his pro career – 156.

He started on the back nine Thursday and shook off a double bogey on the sixth hole. He finished his round with three straight birdies. Scott Langley is at 8-under and the leader after round one.

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So what does this mean? Absolutely nothing. It’s just one round. But still, if Tiger had went out and shot an 80 Tursday, the entire Twitterverse and golf media would have jumped all over him again. The important thing for Tiger at this point is to put two good consecutive rounds together. If he does that, and if he’s in contention on Sunday, then we can all start jumping up and down.

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