Woods did not play particularly well the first five holes but managed par on them all. Birdies on Nos. 6 and 8 settled him nicely before he made the turn. Marc Leishman shot 66 and is the leader in the clubhouse.
In each of Woods’ first three Masters victories (1997, 2001, 2002) he shot an opening-round 70. He shot a 74 to open the 2005 Masters, which he won in a playoff over Chris DiMarco.
The biggest news of the day for Woods was that his new girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, was in the gallery. Vonn (click here to learn more about the Olympic skier) was dressed in a sundress and hat and was walking with a noticeable limp.