Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods opens with birdie Sunday at Honda

Tiger Woods crept toward the top 10 Saturday at the Honda Classic with a 1-under 69. Will he finish the week with a top-10 showing? At seven shots back, could he shock everyone and pull off a win with an epic final-round charge?

We will chronicle Woods’ entire final round shot-by-shot. Follow all his Sunday progress below…

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Hole No. 3: Par 5, 541 yards

OFF THE TEE (1:10 p.m. ET): OK a par 5, Tiger takes driver and … not ideal. Tiger took a mighty whack at this one and he slams his club. That one goes well left again. This one goes into the trees and ends up in the pinestraw. It actually rolled maybe some 20 yards forward in there, so that drive is a decent ways down there. But it’s all about the window he has left. He could have tree trouble, he might not. We’ll see again.

Hole No. 2: Par 4, 468 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:57 p.m. ET): There’s a way to kill some momentum. Tiger massively pulls an iron off the tee here. This one didn’t look as bad as the one Friday (i.e. we don’t think he reached the hazard left), but he could have some tree trouble. We’ll see…

APPROACH SHOT (1:01 p.m. ET): Tiger did indeed rattle that in the trees and it was short, too. He had 258 yards from pinestraw and had to play a sizable draw. But he did have an opening, and a great shot! With a 5-iron, Tiger plays that huge draw and that ball trickles onto the front of the green and he’ll have some 40 feet for birdie. This could be a great escape!

ON THE GREEN (1:08 p.m. ET): That was actually almost 65 feet. But Tiger was an incredible lag putter in his prime, and that ability hasn’t left him. He cozied that one to about 3 feet and cleaned up for par. He made that par save look much easier than it actually was. That was impressive and big early.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 2 (T-10)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 365 yards

OFF THE TEE (12:46 p.m. ET): Tiger goes iron off this tee as he has done here all week, and no problem. This ball goes down the right side of the fairway, and he’ll have a short approach in.

APPROACH SHOT (12:51 p.m. ET): Tiger from 153 yards, he put this one about 20 feet beyond this back pin. That was aggressive with water long, so that’s good. He has a decent birdie putt upcoming.

ON THE GREEN (12:54 p.m. ET): OK, breathe everyone. Tiger drained that to begin his round with a birdie! YEP. He’s 1 under through one and now back in the top 10. Some early Sunday Red magic!

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 1 (T-9)


Tiger on the range.

The Sunday Red is here!!

Here are full tee times and TV schedule. Click here to see when Tiger tees off and when he’ll be on TV:

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