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Shanahan is a student at MSDHS, which is just 50 miles from PGA National in Palm Beach. Better off the tee.

"It was just my seventh round (of 2018), so easily it was my best ball-striking day", he said.

And indeed it was, even if the stats don't jump off the page.

European Tour: Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under 65. Last week, at Riviera, he ranked 121.

"Definitely excited to get a good round under my belt", said Simpson, who made all 14 of his putts from inside 10 feed on Thursday.

"It was really a majority of me thanking him because I thought, 'oh my God I'm getting this signed by Tiger Woods, ' but it really felt like he talked from the heart", Shanahan told CBS12. Snedeker played with Woods in the final round of the BMW Championship that Woods won in 2009 by eight shots. I had to work the golf ball both ways, and occasionally downwind, straight up in the air.

"Today was not easy".

McIlroy started brightly and was two under after four holes
McIlroy started brightly and was two under after four holes

Only 20 players managed to break par at PGA National. "The wind was playing really hard, the rough's up and it's really tough to make putts out there". In addition to winning here past year, Fowler led at the halfway mark of the 2016 Honda Classic before fading over the final two rounds.

"I just felt like I needed to continue with the things I've been working on". He had to hit every conceivable shot Thursday, to shape it both ways, high and low, and he executed almost every one of them.

McDowell leads a considerable Irish challenge on level par thanks to a mixed round which say him hit back to back bogeys on the second and third holes before erasing them with two birdies just before the turn. He turned it over a touch too much, and it dropped into the bunker. You get a shot on the green and see a big puff of sand.

But what pleased Woods most was what he did next. At the par-five third he hit his approach shot into a greenside bunker en route to a double bogey.

So he took a little off and "threw it up in the air" - 292 yards. Although he lives in nearby Jupiter, Woods said he hasn't played PGA National since his last tournament round, and didn't play practice rounds Monday or Tuesday. And so did the 6-footer that dropped for a bounce-back birdie. I feel like that's putting yourself under an terrible lot of pressure.

Woods missed the cut at Riviera last week in his second full tournament since having his back operation past year.

Tiger Woods's latest comeback is in its early stages, but the former world number one is already relishing the prospect of returning to the Masters in April. "And also I'm actually doing it under the gun, under the pressure of having to hit golf shots, and this golf course is not forgiving whatsoever". Not a problem. The carts were moved, leaving him a good angle into the green and he came away with par.

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