Tiger starts strong with 2-under 70 at the Masters
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Tiger Woods carded a 2-under 70 in Round 1 of the Masters to get off to a strong start in his hunt for a fifth green jacket.

Rocking the mock neck T-shirt circa 2005, Tiger's quest to regain his old Augusta magic began with a birdie on the par-5 second. He would play the remainder of the front side at even par despite three missed putts from within 10 feet.

On the back nine, Tiger recorded back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th to grab a share of the lead. However, he was unable to save par on No. 17 due to an errant tee shot, a rarity after spending much of Round 1 splitting the fairways with his driver.

Tiger has broken 70 only once in the first round at Augusta and shot opening rounds of 2-under in three of his four Masters victories, a stat the 43-year-old is well aware of.

"I know three of four times I've won the Masters I opened with 70," he said after his round, according to Golf Channel's George Savaricas. "So I'm off to a good start."

Woods will begin his second round Friday at 1:49 p.m. ET.

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