Good par save on No. 1 for TIger; Drives left, but hits a terrific draw around a tree, pitches up, makes the putt. Then he birdies 2, going slightly long with his second shot on the par 5, chipping within three feet and sinking it.

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He's in a seven-way tie for second, two behind Fred Couples, who also birdied 2 and made par everywhere else (through 6).

Tiger goign with the shades again. On the first tee, it looked like something got in his eye. I wonder if he's been bothered by pollen. Tiger has big-time allergies.