Tiger Woods saw a lot more of Dove Mountain than he wanted Wednesday.
Surviving the rugged desert and erratic play, Woods rallied to beat Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 1-up on Wednesday in the first round of the Match Play Championship.
''If you're a little off, it can make you look like a fool,'' Woods said about the cactus-lined High Sonoran Desert layout.
At times, both players were more than a little off.
''I think if there was one day to beat Tiger Woods, this was it,'' said Fernandez-Castano, a Spaniard with five European Tour victories. ''I didn't take the opportunity. I missed a few shots.''
Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 Match Play winner, will face Nick Watney in the second round. Watney beat Darren Clarke 5 and 4.
After birdieing the seventh and eighth holes to take a 1-up lead, Woods played the next three holes in 4 over to drop 1-down.
''It was just the nature of the match,'' Woods said. ''It was just like, boy, it was tough. It was tough on both of us. It was just b...