March 7 2013
DORAL, Fla. -- Players took advantage of calm conditions at Trump Doral, where five players shot 66 to share the lead after the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Tiger Woods was one of them.
A six-time winner of the event and a two-time winner at Trump Doral before the tournament moved here, Woods made nine birdies and just two bogeys on his way to a share of the lead.
Fredrik Jacobson, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell and Bubba Watson also joined Woods atop the leaderboard.
Watson made just one bogey on a mostly windless day. A year ago, Watson finished second here.
Jacobson, meanwhile, had two eagles on his scorecard, both on par 5s.
The first came on the eighth hole, where he reached the green in two before sinking a 17-footer. Two holes late, he rolled in a 14-footer.
Four others are just a stroke back, including Phil Mickelson, who like Woods has won here before.
Keegan Bradley, ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson headlined a group of six players at 4 under, while seven others, including Rickie Fowler and Geoff Ogilvy, who finished second a week ago, were another stroke back.
Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, struggled in his first action since walking off the golf course midway through his second round last week.
The 23-year-old World No. 1 shot a 1-over 73, hitting just three fairways on his way to a half-dozen bogeys that left him in a tie for 50th seven shots back.