Woods Shoots 68, 2 Shots Behind Leader Couples

Two eagles give 4-time champion his best start ever
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 8, 2010 6:37 PM CDT
Woods Shoots 68, 2 Shots Behind Leader Couples
Tiger Woods reacts to missing a birdie putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament today.   (AP Photo)

Tiger Woods shot a 4-under-par 68 in today's opening round of the Masters, his best score ever on the tournament's first day. Woods, a four-time champion in the first major of the year, made eagles at the eighth and 15th holes—the first time he's had multiple eagles in a Masters round. Also, he had never started with a score lower than 70 until today—and now, after his five-month layoff, he finds himself just two strokes behind leader Fred Couples. (More Tiger Woods Masters stories.)

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