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Woods struggles on opening day of Turkish Airlines Open

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"It was the greatest, most fulfilling moment of my career. I was never positive that I would win this tournament. I always knew I would win the Masters ... But the British Open has always been the one that's given me problems." – Phil Mickelson, during his visit to ‘Morning Drive’ on his British Open triumph earlier this year.  - 

With a rain delay of about three hours on Thursday, first-round play at the Turkish Airlines Open was cut short due to darkness. Only 14 players in the 78-man field finished their opening round, but with a favorable forecast for the rest of the week, they should be able to get back on schedule heading into the weekend. Here's where things stand after the first day in Turkey:

Leaderboard: Paul Casey (-7 thru 14), Darren Fichardt (-7 thru 14), Steven Webster (-7 thru 12), Ricardo Gonzalez (-6, F), Thorbjorn Olesen (-6, F), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (-6 thru 16), Ricardo Santos (-6 thru 15), George Coetzee (-6 thru 15), Peter Uihlein (-6 thru 12), Thomas Bjorn (-6 thru 12), Justin Walters (-6 thru 11)

What it means: Overnight rain meant soft greens on Thursday, and plenty of guys went low. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal course features five par 5s and five par 3s, plus they played lift, clean and place, so scoring conditions were ideal. If you didn't go low Thursday, you missed a big opportunity to get into contention.

Round(s) of the day: Casey, Fichardt and Webster all have yet to complete their rounds, but they all ended the day at -7. Webster birdied five of seven holes before darkness halted play.

Best of the rest: Gonzalez and Olesen were among the lucky few who completed their opening round on Thursday. They both share the clubhouse lead at -6. Six other players, including Uihlein and Bjorn, are at -6 with several holes still remaining.

Biggest disappointment: On a day when scoring conditions were ideal, Woods only managed two birdies and a bogey through 10 holes. Woods struggled to find the fairway and will have to get off to a hot start Friday if he wants to have any chance of winning this week.

Main storyline heading into Day 2: Will the big names emerge from the pack? There is still plenty of golf left to be played, and several big names, including Henrik Stenson (-4 thru 10), Lee Westwood (-4 thru 11) and Ian Poulter (-3 thru 11) are lurking on the leaderboard. Woods and U.S. Open champ Justin Rose are at -1 after 10 holes and need to get moving if they want to try and keep up with the leaders.