Tiger Woods watches his shot on the 17th fairway during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Nick Wass
July 30, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) Tiger Woods got back to shooting in the 60s. But he didn't make it look easy.

Woods bogeyed three of his first four holes in the Quicken Loans National on Thursday, then ran off five birdies in six holes around the turn for a 3-under 68. That left him five shots back of leaders Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

Woods says he stayed patient after his early struggles. He says it's the first time he's turned a bad round into a good one since the Masters in April.

Woods won the tournament in 2009 and 2012 at Congressional in Maryland. The last of his 79 PGA Tour victories was nearly two years ago, and he has plummeted to 266th in the world.

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