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Watch: Tiger's Day 1 birdies include 50-footer (!)

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Tiger Woods started his opening round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on the back nine Thursday at Firestone.

He began his Day 1 scoring with a birdie at the par-4 11th, spinning back a wedge from 135 yards to 3 feet:



Following a birdie at the par-5 16th, he rolled in this improbable (apparently not) 50-footer from just off the green at the par-4 18th:



Woods turned in 3-under 32 and was four shots off the lead, held by Kyle Stanley.

Following four pars to begin his second nine, Woods hit his tee shot on the 200-yard, par-3 fifth to about 12 feet. He made the left-to-right curler to get to 4 under, three off the lead:



Two holes later, on the next par 3, Woods rolled in another birdie putt to get to 5 under and two back:

Tiger was bogey-free all the way until his final hole, but a wayward tee shot led to his only dropped shot of the day and a round of 4-under 66.