Tiger Woods strolled to Augusta National's first tee box as a competitor Thursday for the first time since 2015.
The 14-time major champion has not won the Masters since 2005, but his return to the competition is sending shockwaves throughout the sport — and beyond. Woods donned black on Thursday, making his group look more like a funeral procession than one about to start the Masters.
Woods, taking a fairway wood off the tee, hooked it left into the huge gallery. Driving accuracy has been Woods' biggest downfall in his five PGA Tour starts, ranking just 153rd in shots gained off the tee. But Woods escaped trouble by launching a hard draw with his second shot over the pines finishing just short of the green.
Woods then got up and down from close to 100 feet short of the pin for a routine par.
Tommy Fleetwood and Marc Leishman, playing alongside Woods in Round 1, also made par on the opening hole.