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July 18, 2013

Tiger's wild first hole at Muirfield

Excitement was everywhere when Tiger Woods walked onto the first tee at Muirfield and, as always, Tiger didn't disappoint. Except this time, rather than stinging a 2-iron down the middle or striping a drive 350 yards, it was entertainment of a different sort.

Related: Pressure? Of course there's pressure Tiger took what looked to be a 3- or 5-wood off the tee and yanked it left -- continuing his strange trend of hitting bad opening tee shots in majors. Not sure he would find his ball, he hit a provisional, which also went left, but it wouldn't matter. He found his first, took an unplayable and hacked it into a greenside bunker, where he got up-and-down for a pretty good bogey, all things considered. But don't take my word for it. Here's his opening hole, in 12 seconds: