Tiger Woods was again in motion Monday in Eire. It wasn’t his finest efficiency, but it surely was, in spite of everything, merely a pro-am – simply with a way more loaded subject than traditional.

As one of many many stars competing within the two-day JP McManus Professional-Am at Adare Manor, Woods logged his first semi-competitive (effectively, it’s a pro-am) 18 holes since withdrawing after a third-round 79 on the PGA Championship on Could 21. He shot 5-over 77 and beat simply 5 gamers (and a disqualified Jordan Spieth, who reportedly by chance picked up his ball late in his spherical and didn’t full the outlet).

Woods completed a shot again of Ian Woosnam, who’s 64 years outdated.

“The staff’s doing nice … simply don’t take a look at our scorecard,” Woods mentioned, candidly, throughout a mid-round interview. “However we’re having enjoyable.”

Woods birdied the par-4 10th gap and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 12th, however these had been the one notable highlights. Woods double-bogeyed his second gap of the day and added six extra bogeys on the spherical. He went after a 3-wood on the par-5 ending gap and from 273 yards left it simply shy of the inexperienced. Nonetheless, he did not rise up and down for birdie and capped his day with a simple par.

Highlights: JP McManus Professional-Am, Tiger’s Spherical 1

Highlights: JP McManus Pro-Am, Tiger's Round 1

Whereas he cut up his time between strolling and utilizing a cart, there have been some constructive indicators. Woods hit quite a few good drives, although he wasn’t almost as sharp together with his irons and putter (not that he spent a lot time studying putts both). Woods appeared upbeat and extra spry than the final time we noticed him at Southern Hills. He even opted for driver off the deck on the ninth gap.

However he was nonetheless noticeably hobbled and had problem clearing his decrease physique on many full photographs, which produced his fair proportion of left misses.

Woods is slated to return to precise competitors at subsequent week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews.

The JP McManus Professional-Am consists of a number of of the world’s high gamers competing in a stroke-play format. Every is grouped with three novice companions competing in a scramble. Xander Schauffele, who lately gained the Vacationers Championship, shot 8-under 64 to steer among the many execs. Rickie Fowler is in second place, three photographs again.

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