Tiger Woods' Challenging First Round at Augusta: Can He Recapture Masters Magic?

Tiger Woods faces frustration and pain in 2023 Masters with approach shots and putts falling short, bogeys at the beginning and end. Not the Tiger we remember, but the one we've come to know.

Woods struggles in first round with a 2-over-par 74 at Augusta, missing out on favorable conditions and falling behind leaders.

Tiger Woods, a five-time Masters champion, reflects on missed opportunities in first round: "I didn't do enough to get the ball close. Tomorrow, I'll aim to be sharper and improve."

Tiger watches young talents shine at Augusta with Hovland and Schauffele leading the way. After a two-month break, Woods was rusty at Augusta with bogeys on No. 3, No. 5, and No. 7. Despite his love for the course, the round was a sweaty grind on a warm, humid day.

In three years, at 50, Tiger would be eligible for the PGA Tour Champions, where he won't have to walk as much. "I've got three more years with the buggy," he said with a smile. So he walks on, enduring mistakes and pain, hoping for one last moment of magic at this special place.