Tuesday 27 September 2016

Woods off course at Memorial

Published 05/06/2015 | 02:30

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods made a disastrous start to his opening round at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio yesterday.

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Starting on the back nine, Woods mis-fired three bogeys in his opening four holes and double-bogeyed the 18th before recovering to post a one-over-par total of 73.

England's Justin Rose and Masters champion Jordan Spieth each hit four-under-par totals of 68 to sit four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Six birdies from his first nine holes sent American Bo Van Pelt to the top of the leaderboard before finishing the day on eight-under with a 64.

Meanwhile, Cormac Sharvin will attempt to continue his impressive run of form when he lines up in the St Andrews Links Trophy this morning.

The 22-year-old former Irish champion from Ardglass tees up only days after finishing third in the Scottish Open stroke-play championship at Moray.

He heads a strong Irish challenge over the next three days and will be looking to stake a further claim for a place in September's Walker Cup side.

John-Ross Galbraith, Richard Bridges, Gavin Moynihan, Jack Hume, Dermot McElroy and Gary Hurley also fly the flag for Ireland.

Irish Independent

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