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Watch Tiger Woods recover from sloppy start with birdie on TPC Sawgrass' 4th hole (Updated)

May 07, 2015

Tiger Woods' start at the Players wasn't quite disastrous, but it wasn't encouraging, either. In his first round since the Masters, Woods missed his first two fairways badly, bogeyed his first hole, and missed a short birdie putt on the second.

Which is why Woods' birdie on the 4th hole was such a needed reprieve. After finding the fairway off the tee, Woods hit this shot to set up a short putt that brought him back to even par.

This shot set up Tiger Woods' first birdie of the day at TPC Sawgrass.

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 7, 2015

The good vibes for Woods continued on the 5th hole, when he hammered his tee shot into the fairway to set up an easy par.

__Updated:__Well, the good vibes lasted at least a little while. On his tee shot on the 237-yard par-3 8th, Woods hit a miserable tee shot that jutted right and traveled just 179 yards before landing in the water. He ended up making double bogey. Here's his reaction to the shot.