First Round of the 2008 Buick Invitational
Tiger Woods struggled in his season debut with driving accuracy. Even with his troubles off the tee, he shot a five-under 67 and is just two shots back despite having played the more difficult South Course at Torrey Pines.
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Brad Adamonis is one stroke off the lead at six under par.
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Camilo Villegas was at three under par after a first-round 69.
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After bogeying 12 and 13, Stuart Appleby made five straight birdies to finish his round at five under par.
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Rory Sabbatini's first round of the Buick Invitational was bogey free. He shot 67.
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Jim Furyk has failed to make the cut in either of his two previous appearences at Torrey Pines. On Thursday he shot 73.
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Phil Mickelson's first-round 70 included two bogeys and four birdies.
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"It wasn't pretty off the tee, but I hung in there," Woods said. "Shooting 67 is always going to feel pretty good on the South Course."
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Troy Matteson is in the lead after an opening-round 65, which included only one bogey.
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Woods made six birdies and only one bogey Thursday, and managed to save par from this awful spot.
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Vijay Singh contemplated his next shot on Thursday at Torrey Pines South Course. His 73 left him eight shots off the lead.
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