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Woods in Last Place at Players Championship at 5 Over After Triple Bogey

(Corrects that Woods won the tournament in 2001, in final paragraph.)

Tiger Woods is 5-over par through his opening five holes at golf’s Players championship, his first event since last month’s Masters Tournament.

Woods is recovering from a left knee injury sustained during the Masters, where he tied for fourth. He skipped the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte last week due to the injury.

England’s Brian Davis leads the tournament at the TPC at Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, at 4-under par through seven holes.

Woods, who has fallen to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, opened his round with a bogey and then made a triple- bogey 7 on the par-4 fourth hole. He followed with another bogey on the par-4 fifth hole and sits in last place among players who have begun play.

The Players Championship is the richest tournament on the U.S. PGA Tour, with a purse of $9.5 million. Woods won the tournament in 2001.

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