Originally posted on Sign on San Diego  |  Last updated 1/26/12

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08: Tiger Woods waves to patrons from the green on the ninth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods weathered putting woes to open his 2012 season with a 2-under 70 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Thursday, three shots behind clubhouse leaders Rory McIlroy and Robert Karlsson.
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