Tiger Woods lines up his putt on the sixth green during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 6, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Getty Images)more pics »The TPC Sawgrass course was not kind to Tiger Woods today, as the golfer wound up tied in the 37th spot at the end of the first round. He had a bogey-free first 9 holes, after 8 pars in a row. He barely made the turn and was 5 shots behind pace at the end of the day, according to OrlandoSentinel.com.
Tiger Woods (Getty)
Tiger was undoubtedly hoping for a better game today, after not even making the cut in the Quail Hollow tournament recently. However, it still looks like his game is a bit off. If he doesn't get it together, he's at risk for losing his number 1 title -- especially if Phil Mickelson wins the tourney.
It's been a tough road for Tiger the past few months, and his former swing coach said in an interview this morning that his game is in "disarray," probably because he's got too much on his mind these days, other than golf. "When you have bigger problems than making a golf swing — and God knows he's got a lot bigger problems than making a golf swing right now — it's very hard to come out and compete at the level that we're accustomed to seeing him compete at," Butch Harmon said. "Whether he should be playing or not, I don't know."
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