AUGUSTA -When he woke up Thursday morning, Tiger Woods never expected to see multiple rounds in the mid-60s, but after Chad Campbell's 65, and 66's from Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, those numbers are reality after the first round of the Masters.
"When we went to the golf course, we thought probably (minus) five would be leading by the end of the day," Woods said after his round of 70. "But again, the greens are fast, but they're soft. That's a combo we don't really find out here too often."
After striking the ball well with his woods and irons for much of the day, Woods struggled mightily on the greens, missing putt after putt throughout his round. "I hit good putts, (but) only made one on 14," he said. "(I've) just got to read them a little bit better."
Now five back after the first round, it's a position he's become accustomed to at Augusta. "We've got a long way to go," he said. "The conditions are going to change, and you've just got to stay patient. (This) is how I've won it four times."
Divots: Chad Campbell, who finished with a 7-under 65, was 9-under through 16 holes. "The fans were yelling 'One more; get to ten; 63,'" he said. Sixty-three is the course record at Augusta. ...Jim Furyk, who shot 66 on Thursday, said of the course, "There were pins that were accessible today, so that means that there are some that are not coming up."...The weather could change Friday. Rain is in the forecast.