Through 18 holes at the 2013 Open Championship, Tiger Woods finds himself in the mix at Muirfield. The American finished Thursday at two-under par, tying him for ninth place with four others, including Phil Mickelson. He ended the round three shots behind leader Zach Johnson.
Woods began the British Open about as poorly as he could have hoped, hitting his tee shot into the rough. He recovered, somewhat, registering a bogey on the par 4. Woods finished strong on the back nine, shooting a 32 with four birdies.
It’s not a bad start for Woods, who is trying to win his first major in five years. He came close at this year’s Masters, but was hindered after taking a controversial two-stroke penalty. At the U.S. Open, he was never really in contention.
Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008, but has been quite competitive of late. He has finished in the top six in the in seven of his last 10 Masters and U.S. Open appearances, and won the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May. In 2012, he came in third at the Open Championship.
Below are video highlights of Woods’s first round at the Open Championship.