Tiger Woods birdied his final three holes to finish at 4-under-par 66 in the first round of the Greenbrier Classic, his lowest score of the year.
Woods, who missed the U.S. Open cut in his most recent tournament with a career-worst two-round total of 156, was tied for 12th place heading into Friday’s second round and was 4 shots behind leader Scott Langley at the rain-soaked Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
“I felt like I wasn’t very far away,” Woods told reporters. “I know people think I’m crazy for saying that, but I just felt like I wasn’t that far. I just had to make a couple little tweaks, and I felt like I pulled that off.”
The 66 marked the fourth time Woods has shot in the 60s in his past 21 rounds and matched his lowest score since the 2014 World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship 16 months ago.