Tiger Woods opens Honda Classic with even-par 70

February 28, 2013

Tiger Woods took a dip in the Honda Classic. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)

Although he practically needed a snorkel to get out of trouble on the sixth hole, Tiger Woods managed to shoot an even-par 70 on the first round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

He had only two birdies on the Champion Course at PGA National, playing with the morning groups. By far the biggest adventure for him came on the sixth hole, where he hit the ball into a water hazard. Woods waded in and, on his second shot, managed to hit the ball 76 yards. He parred the hole.

The early clubhouse leaders were Boo Weekley, Sean O’Hair and Dustin Johnson, who each shot 66 in the morning group of players.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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