Tiger makes solid start, Finau leads Memorial Tournament

first_imgTiger Woods carded a one-under 71 on his return as Tony Finau grabbed the lead after the first round of the Memorial Tournament. In action for the first time since February, Woods made a decent start at Muirfield Village on Thursday, mixing four birdies with three bogeys in Dublin, Ohio. Woods, a five-time winner of the tournament, made birdies on two of his first three holes before dropping shots at the sixth and eighth. The 15-time major champion produced a wonderful approach shot to birdie the 15th, only to give that up at the next, but Woods made a 14-footer for birdie on the last. Finau also endured a rollercoaster round, but nine birdies and three bogeys helped the American card a 66 to take the outright lead. Ryan Palmer sits solo second thanks to a five-under 67, while Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland are a shot further back. Jon Rahm, Charles Howell III and Lucas Glover carded 69s to be tied for fifth. The congestion follows with a group of 10 players opening with two-under 70s, with world number one Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth among them. Starting on the back nine, Spieth made an eagle at the par-five 11th before a double bogey followed at the 12th, but he steadied to shoot a 70. Joining McIlroy and Spieth in a tie for eighth are defending champion Patrick Cantlay, Luke List, Mark Hubbard, Ryan Moore, Max Homa, Patrick Rodgers, Jimmy Walker and Harris English. Read Also: Messi: Real Madrid deserved La Liga title Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, meanwhile, endured major struggles. Johnson had four bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey in his eight-over 80, while Fowler carded an 81 that included seven bogeys and a triple. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more