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Masters 2012: Tiger Woods Opens With 72 At Augusta

Tiger Woods made a solid start to his 2012 Masters Tournament, charting a even-par 72 as he began his attempt to win a fifth green jacket.

Playing with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Sang-Moon Bae, Woods birdied the 3rd, 8th and 10th holes, but gave all of those strokes back with bogeys on the 7th, 17th, and 18th holes. Woods is currently four strokes behind the on-course leader, Lee Westwood, and three strokes behind the clubhouse leader, Paul Lawrie of Scotland.

But the award for horror show of the first round goes to Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who had been leading for most of the day and arrived at the 18th hole five strokes under par. However, Stenson recorded a score of 8 at the 18th hole to drop him to 1-under and out of the lead.

Virginia Tech alum Johnson Wager carded a 7-over 79 in his first round, managing five bogeys in addition to a double bogey at the par-5 15th hole.

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