Tiger Woods 1-over, Canada's Adam Hadwin 3-under as Masters begins

Tiger Woods 1-over, Canada's Adam Hadwin 3-under as Masters begins

American Woods, who had back fusion surgery last April, was playing his first Masters round since 2015.

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It's safe to say this year's Masters has started terribly for last year's champion Sergio Garcia.

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The second round started with Woods trailing first-round leader Jordan Spieth by seven strokes.

Once upon a time, Woods ignored the people and the noise and the love.

Woods sent his first tee shot wide left into the fans, yet recovered for his par. The swing, the shots, the ball flight bring it all back.

On the downhill 15, Garcia bombed a 322-yard drive and had 206 yards to the pin. Now he has a lot of work left to save par.

Fourth-ranked Spieth says his best and worst memories at Augusta National will inspire him over the final 54 holes. He's hoping that changes today, beginning on the second. The ball landed in the patron area left of the green.

The par-3 contest has always been a superstitious kind of thing because nobody has won that in the same year and then gone on to win the Masters. Tiger's shot, Guertin said, "had plenty of steam on it" and might've even reached the green.

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Reed teed off late and caught fire immediately with a six-birdie 31 on the first nine, and he stayed on the gas pedal coming home with three more birdies on the second nine for a 66, moving him to 9 under for the tournament and two strokes clear of the field. Another wayward tee short at the 13th wound up in the pine straw, leaving Woods with no chance to go for the green. Before he could get out, he bounced one shot off his foot - two-shot penalty - and then allowed his club to touch the water - another two-shot penalty - while trying to hand it to his caddie. But he three-putted the par 5 to drop to 3 under.

Spieth double bogeyed the opening hole, made another bogey on the easier par-5 second and shot 40 on the front nine in the second round of the Masters. And Justin Thomas is eight shots back, at +2. "Simple as that. I felt like I hit a lot of good shots and unfortunately the ball just didn't want to stop".

Spieth rolled in a 14-foot eagle at the eighth, and two-putted from 40-feet for a birdie at 13. It looks like he'll have some trouble with some bushes for his third.

Tiger Woods attracted most of the attention. Instead, Tiger hit two scruffy irons and settled for pars.

"I've hit some average-to-bad shots".

McIlroy shot a 3-under 69, breaking 70 in the first round at Augusta National for the first time since 2011. "He always has. And he's going to be tough to beat this week". But it was a attractive chip shot.

Ditto for Woods, except that he has some catching up to do. "I got in a reasonable score". He wasted flawless drives on the par-5 second and eighth holes leading to disappointing pars and kept finding himself scrambling from bunkers or behind mounds with a slew of downhill putts that refused to fall.

The 58-year-old Couples, the 1992 Masters champion, really struggled at the start of Amen Corner.

"I didn't play the par-5s very well", Woods conceded.