Tiger Woods had a day to overlook within the first spherical of The Northern Trust Open on Thursday.
The 15-time main winner carded a 4-over-par 75, which included a double-bogey on the course’s shortest gap.
The first spherical, which was Woods’ first since lacking the lower on the Open Championship final month, leaves the 43-year-old some 13 photographs adrift of the chief, Troy Merritt.
More worryingly for him, Tiger may now miss the lower for the primary time within the FedExCup Playoffs, which additionally would jeopardize a return to East Lake for the TOUR Championship.
“We all knew it was soft out here with the rain last night,” he instructed reporters after the primary spherical.
“I knew I had to go get it, post a low one, and didn’t do it. It’s certainly out there. Greens are soft. Fairways are soft. You can play aggressively and not have any real ramifications for playing aggressive.”
Merritt had no such points, tying the course report with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, who received The Northern Trust Open in 2017.
Kevin Kisner and Jon Rahm comply with at 7-under, one shot forward of Tony Finau, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Webb Simpson.
Meanwhile, world primary and pre-tournament favourite Brooks Koepka is tied for 65th after ending 1-under par on Thursday.
Here’s all you’ll want to know forward of the second spherical.
Round 1 leaderboard
Tee quantity 10
On Friday, protection begins at 2 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, which can even broadcast dwell motion between 1 p.m. ET and 2:45 p.m. and between 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The second spherical could be watched on-line by way of PGA Tour Live and on Golf Channel’s digital platforms, whereas the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday can even be out there on-line by way of CBS Sports web site.
A dwell stream for all 4 rounds will likely be out there by way of fuboTV.