Woods fires 4-under 66 at The Greenbrier Classic
July 02, 2015
- July 02, 2015
- Tiger Woods hits an approach during Round 1 at The Old White TPC. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
After looking lost in missing the cut at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Tiger Woods bounced back with an opening-round 66 at The Greenbrier Classic.
"I felt like I wasn't very far away," Woods said. "I know people think I'm crazy for saying that, but I just felt like I wasn't that far. I just had to make a couple little tweaks, and I felt like I pulled that off."
Making his second start at the event, Woods made 7 birdies en route to his lowest round on TOUR this season. He hit 10 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens along the way, needing only 25 putts.
Woods' 66 had him three off the lead when he finished his round.
"It started at Memorial, making a big (swing) change there, and then it's just finally starting to click in now," Woods said.
In just his 17th round of the season, Woods broke 70 for the third time and the first since the third round of The Masters in April. His 66 was his lowest score on TOUR since 2014 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, where also shot 66.