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Easiest course to score on this year? Woods has surprising answer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tiger Woods has historically played the PGA Tour’s toughest venues, an often overlooked footnote to his Hall of Fame career.

Following his first-round 71 that left him six strokes off the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship, Woods was asked what’s been the most “score-able” course he’s played this year?

“Probably Augusta,” he said. “Seriously. Most of the golf courses I've played have been really difficult setups, whether it's Torrey, L.A., Honda, no one went low. Valspar, no one went low. Bay Hill was open and the guys just went low on Sunday only, but for the first three days they were almost kind of just jockeying.


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“Augusta was more wide open than pretty much any event I've played in so far this year.”

Both PGA National (Honda Classic) and Innisbrook Resort (Valspar Championship) played to a higher stroke average than Augusta National, while Torrey Pines (Farmers Insurance Open), Riviera (Genesis Open) and Bay Hill (Arnold Palmer Invitational) were only slightly easier according to stroke averages.