Tiger Woods on his performance at the start of the Masters

"It was one of the most tricky days that I've ever been a part of."

by Sead Dedovic
Tiger Woods on his performance at the start of the Masters
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Tiger Woods impressed many with his performance at the start of the Masters. Despite the wind causing problems, Woods was at one-under par after completing 13 holes. In a media interview, Woods reflected on his excellent game, but he placed special emphasis on the wind, which caused him significant trouble from the outset. Woods believes it was one of the trickiest days, considering the intensity and direction of the wind. It was one of the tougher days in his career.

Following storms overnight, which delayed the start of the Masters by two-and-a-half hours on Thursday morning, Woods began his round at 3:54 p.m. ET. By the time play was suspended due to darkness, he was one under through 13 holes.

It will be interesting to see how Woods performs in the second round, considering he will have a short rest period. It raises the question of whether his body can endure such efforts. The popular golfer hopes he can deliver his best, but the question is whether he will succeed in doing so.

"The wind was all over the place," Woods said, as quoted by Golf Monthly!

"It was one of the most tricky days that I've ever been a part of. It was hard to get a beat not only on what direction it was going, but the intensity, and it kept switching all over the place, and then you had to - the timing was affecting putts on the greens. It was a very difficult day. "

Woods is already gearing up for the next round, aware of his potential to achieve great things. Of course, before that, he must complete his task. Woods hopes to find his rhythm and give his best performance.

"It was nice to finish up 13. We're going to warm up and just kind of head down there and start our round, and I think the flow would be pretty much almost like between 20 and 30 minutes in between rounds, so it'll be a natural flow from the finish of the first round and continuation of the second."- he continued.

Tiger Woods doesn't seem particularly concerned about the health of his body, as he has felt good so far. He believes that an interesting task lies ahead of him that he must complete.

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Tiger Woods© Jamie Squire/Getty Images Sport

The experienced Woods, encountered a setback with a bogey at the challenging par-3 fourth hole. However, he fastly rebounded, showing his prowess with a skillful two-putt birdie at the formidable par-5 eighth, ultimately turning in a respectable 1-under 35. Demonstrating his qualities, he navigated three consecutive clever up-and-down pars on the challenging 10th through 12th holes. Despite a difficult situation among the trees, he adeptly worked to secure a par at the demanding par-5 13th.

Before the start of this tournament, Tiger Woods expressed optimism that he can achieve great things, despite injuries causing him trouble. Woods believes he can wear another Green Jacket 'if everything comes together.' Tiger spoke at a press conference before the Masters, discussing his ankle injury and confirming that it no longer bothers him. While there are some parts of his body causing him issues, it doesn't seem to be serious.

"Well, the ankle doesn't hurt anymore. It's fused. It's not going anywhere. So that's fine. It's other parts of my body that now have to take the brunt of it. So, yeah, once he (the doctor) put the rods in there, it's good to go."- Woods said.

Although he was optimistic about the weather in Augusta, things turned out quite differently. Woods mentioned that he prefers warm, humid, and hot conditions. He emphasized that he heard there would be thunderstorms but hoped it would be hot, unlike last year.

Tiger Woods performances

It will be interesting to follow his performances going forward, expecting that Woods can deliver what is expected of him. In addition to the qualities he possesses, his experience could be a decisive factor in this Major. Fans' expectations are not particularly optimistic, considering how long Woods has been absent and his injury problems. It's difficult to get used to Woods as an outsider, given all he has achieved.

However, the situation is such that it is reasonable to understand why such expectations exist. Woods is also aware of this, but it gives him extra motivation and a desire to prove everyone wrong. He intends to showcase his abilities in the best possible way and meet everyone's expectations.

The 48-year-old golfer has been smiling, positive, and optimistic in recent days. That's the Tiger Woods we're used to seeing and whom we want to see going forward. Let's hope he can give us what we want.

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