Published On: Sat, Apr 7th, 2012

Tiger Woods Within Striking Distance At Masters 2012

The 2012 Masters in Augusta, Georgia may have become more interesting than it was in the last two years. After a long winless spell and a scandal that ended his marriage to Erin Nordgren, Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational two weeks ago and was immediately installed as a favorite to win his 15th major PGA title at the Masters.

That was until the first round was over. Woods struggled to save par in the first couple of holes despite hitting his drives into the rough. The 14-time major winner had a hard time correcting his snap hooks yet he ended the first round with an even par 72.

Woods may still be in contention despite an even par first round as he is just five strokes behind current tournament leader Lee Westwood. After going 1-under in the first nine holes, Woods was poised to further improve his score but bogeys in the 17th and 18th closed the round.

Tied at 29th in the Masters leaderboard, Tiger Woods still has a chance at winning but he has to fix his snap hooks to even make it past the cut on Friday.

About the Author

- is a former Entertainment News Editor at The University of Tennessee's independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She acts on her passion to improve citizen journalism through various initiatives such as the OJO, Citizen Journalist League, the World Journalists Summit, and InterJOURN. Leslie is co-author and creative director of various citizen journalism books that is sold in the United States and the U.K.

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