Fairways not paying off


DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods did not miss a fairway through the first five holes but fat lot of good it did him.

Woods bogeyed No. 1 after finding the back bunker with his approach shot, and remained 1 over after parring the next four holes.

With the course there for the taking after torrential overnight rain, he will need to get the birdie train into gear soon, but at least he's giving himself a chance by finding the fairways, instead of playing from the rough.

Woods teed off at 2.44 p.m. ET, two hours later than originally scheduled, due to a morning weather delay. A second delay of 34 minutes shouldn't stop him from finishing the round, assuming there are no more delays.

The very late starters will likely not be so lucky.