As usual, all eyes were on the three-time British Open champ Tiger Woods as he jumped off the first hole.
Woods, however, was seen grimly immediately after jumping off, and people immediately began to speculate about him. I was dealing with an injury. Was it his notoriously bad back that plagued the 43-year-old in the past? Or did he grimace when he saw his ball go into the rough?
While Woods was able to par after his poor opening shot and no signs of discomfort have since been felt Concern that he has an injury, for many still unfounded.
Woods has not played since the US Open last month, and his appearances have been less frequent over the years, allowing his body to rest more between tournaments. His last big tournament win came in April when he won the Masters, and before that came his last big championship in 2008, when he won the US Open.
Woods has not played well so far. He is six and has reached 141st place. He made no birdies until the 15th hole, while fiddling with several other holes.