Found February 28, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Tiger Woods' last competitive round at PGA National was the best Sunday of his career, a remarkable round capped by an eagle that almost allowed him to catch the player trying to become No. 1 in the world. His round Thursday was less eventful. Woods, who closed the Honda Classic last year with a 62 that left him two shots behind Rory McIlroy, opened the event this year with an even-par 70 that included 14 pars. Woods missed only four greens and five fairways. The biggest news was Woods' removal of his shoes at the sixth hole, his 15th, as he hit a ball out of water left of the fairway. He wedged back to the short grass, then saved par. Woods appeared comfortable with his swing all day. There weren't big misses, though there weren't any incredible approach shots. It was rather bland. He had only three birdie attempts inside 10 feet. Woods's playing partner, Dustin Johnson, shot 66 Thursday in soft conditions at PGA National. The Champion Course is annually one of the tour's toughest, but rain overnight took out some of the bite. Like Woods, Johnson had won earlier this year (Hyundai Tournament of Champions) but hadn't finished better than 51st in a stroke-play start since. Woods made two birdies and no bogeys on his back nine, hitting an 83-yard wedge shot to 5 feet at the par-5 third hole and a 20-footer at the par-3 seventh. He teed off at No. 10 at 7:25 a.m. ET and made the turn 2-1/2 hours later in 2-over 37 Thursday after making two bogeys and no birdies. He bogeyed the 10th and 13th from greenside bunkers. Woods is coming off a victory in his last stroke-play start, at the Farmers Insurance Open. He didn't make a bogey in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship but lost to Charles Howell III. Woods has played a full schedule this year in comparison to McIlroy, but this is only Woods' eighth competitive round, and fourth event, of the year. His Farmers win was the only week he has played more than two rounds. One round is in the books at the Honda Classic. It was rather uneventful, but that can be OK at PGA National.
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