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Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 1 at Hoylake? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys

July 17, 2014
Tiger Woods

Birdie: Tiger Woods

Any way you slice it, it was a good day for Tiger Woods. He looked completely pain-free in just his third competitive round since returning from back surgery, and that included a number of times when he had to hack out of the rough. After starting with consecutive bogeys, he played the rest of the day in five-under par. There were still a few shaky iron shots, particularly earlier in the day, but with a three-under 69 in his first major in nearly a year, it's a round Woods can no doubt build upon.
-- Luke Kerr-Dineen
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