It's a measure of where Tiger Woods is at - and where he thinks he's going - that he slapped his thigh in disgust after missing an 18 footer for birdie on his final hole at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday.
Making his 2012 PGA Tour debut, Woods shot a very respectable four-under par 68 at Spyglass Hill.
Spyglass is the most difficult of the three courses used in the tournament, and while only three players bested Woods on the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. layout, he can read leaderboards.
He knows he can ill-afford to let shots slip if he's to win on the tour for the first time in almost two-and-a-half years.
"The guys are just tearing the courses apart with no wind," he said, "I can't get too far behind the lead."
For all the talk of progress and building - toward, presumably, the Masters - Woods' competitive juices were clearly flowing on Thursday.
He finished the day in a tie for 15th, although he was a whopping five strokes behind the leaders.
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