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Five-Under Ain’t Good Enough For Tiger

You know Tiger Woods is, at the very least, back to something like the peak of his powers when he walks off the course after an opening round 66 feeling a little deflated.

In the first round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Chicago, Woods maneuvered his way around the track making it’s PGA Tour debut with great ease, but he struggled to make the most of all the opportunities he created.

Down the stretch Tiger failed to land three putts from within six feet of the hole, and he currently sits three shots back from Brandt Snedeker’s lead thru the opening day’s play.

On his round, the world number one said: “I’m not exactly real happy. I played well, I just didn’t get much out of it.”

Woods, ever the perfectionist, added: “I certainly wasted a lot of shots out there today,” referring presumably to his three sloppy short-rangers, but the fact remains that Tiger is well placed in the tournament, and indeed to reclaim his top spot in the FedEx Cup standings ahead of the Tour Championship.

The leader in Chicago at the moment, Snedeker, shot his way past the likes of Tiger with a sublime opening 63, which included a run of seven straight birdies.

Even still, Tiger remains well in touch, and he’ll no doubt have his eyes set on reigning in Sneds during the second day’s play later today.