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Watch: Tiger highlights, including 71-foot birdie

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Tiger Woods got off to a hot start on a chilly morning at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Here are some highlights from his opening round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Starting on the back nine, Woods picked up his first birdie of the day at the par-5 12th.


He made it two-in-a-row with this birdie at the par-4 13th, and just missed a birdie putt at the par-3 14th for three straight.


Woods did, however, pick up birdie No. 3 at the par-5 16th.


Woods parred his final two holes on his opening nine to make the turn at 3 under par, and in a share of the lead.

After a few pars to start his second nine, Woods ran into trouble at the par-4 third. He blew his 3-wood out of bounds, right, had to re-tee and made double bogey.

Woods, though, responded quickly with a birdie at the par-5 fourth and added another at the par-5 sixth, thanks to this nifty shot:


Those got him back to 3 under par and allowed him to reclaim a share of the lead. One hole later, the lead was his alone, thanks to this 71-foot birdie at the par-3 seventh.


After a par at the eighth, Woods got up and down from a greenside bunker at the par-4 ninth to conclude a 4-under 68, which left him one back of Jimmy Walker (67) when he entered the clubhouse.