Tiger Woods entered the opening round of the Memorial Tournament to increased expectations. Coming off a solid weekend in his last start, at The Players, and being a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, it figured Woods would contend from the start this week.
That didn't happen.
Beginning on the back nine, Woods bogeyed the par-5 11th following a poor tee shot.
He then made double bogey on the par-5 14th after hitting his tee shot out of bounds.
An OB tee shot leads to a double bogey on the par-5 15th for Tiger Woods.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018
He's +3 on the two par-5s today. pic.twitter.com/f07HBOeHZc
A missed par putt on the par-3 16th dropped him to 4 over through seven holes.
Tiger's par putt on the 16th hole lips out.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018
He drops to +4. pic.twitter.com/GD9GY87Lm7
But he did manage to get on shot back on the par-4 17th.
Woods failed to make his birdie putt on the par-4 18th and turned in 3-over 39.
Tiger birdied the par-4 second, but gave it back with a bogey at the par-3 fourth. He then made birdie on Nos. 5 and 6 to get back to 1 over for the tournament.
And he made it three-in-a-row with a birdie at the par-5 seventh. Five birdies, three bogeys and one double, with two to play.
Woods finished par-par, converting a 10-foot save at the last for an eventful, even-par 72. He was T-31 upon the conclusion of his round.