In his first tournament since May, Tiger Woods sits at five over after the first round of the JP McManus Pro-Am.
The superstar sits tied for 43rd place out of 50 entries in the two-round event at Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland.
The tournament features some of the biggest names in the sport, including Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm and more. Each pro was also paired with three amateurs in a “Shamble” format.
According to the official site, the foursomes are playing a best ball off the tee before continuing the hole. The best score in each hole counts, although the amateurs can only contribute with a birdie or better.
Woods was paired with Irish executive Michael Smurfit and his family members Tony Smurfit and Sharon Smurfit.
It means the professional is doing most of the work, but the rest of the group still gets the positive experience of playing with a superstar.
Woods is likely using this experience as practice ahead of The Open Championship, and there were certainly some positive moments.
Woods had a birdie on the par-four 10th hole, preventing what could have been a much worse day.
It still was not the best showing for Tiger in a round that featured six bogeys and one double bogey. The worst moment of the round came on the fifth hole when his long putt attempt went nowhere.
His teammates had eight birdies but the foursome still sits tied for 28th in the team standings after Round 1.
Woods likely will not lose too much sleep over this tournament, but he must improve with the British Open less than two weeks away.