Woods, McIlroy Have Up-and-Down Starts at the Masters


AUGUSTA, Georgia — Tiger Woods has had an up-and-down start to his opening round at the Masters. He made a short birdie putt on No. 2, but missed a 7-foot par putt on No. 5 to fall back to even par.

The other players in Woods’ group are among the early leaders: Haotong Li is at 2-under while Jon Rahm as at 1-under.

Rory McIlroy got into some trouble on his first tee shot after landing right of the fairway in the trees. He eventually made bogey.

McIlroy, who has never finished higher than fourth at the Masters, made it back to even par after making a 4-foot birdie putt on No. 3.

Corey Conners made an eagle on No. 15 to move into the lead at 3-under par.