Tiger Woods begins the FedEx Cup Playoffs on Thursday at The Northern Belief.

What can the 42-year-old do within the opener?

Observe his opening spherical, shot by shot, under:

Gap No. 1: Par 4, 380 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:40 a.m. ET): A fairway wooden right here and this will get a twirl. Pristine down the left facet of the green.

Gap No. 18: Par 4, 458 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:19 a.m. ET): That was a useless pull instantly with the motive force. Horrible swing, nevertheless it will get far left sufficient to be in a naked lie. He’s amongst timber, but when he has an alley, he might get away with this one.

APPROACH SHOT (10:26 a.m. ET): From that naked lie, Tiger wanted to play a large draw. He hangs this out a bit however finds the suitable facet of the inexperienced. This appears to be like to be 40-50 ft from the opening. Fairly acceptable after how he hit that drive.

ON THE GREEN (10:35 a.m. ET): He was truly inside 30 ft however that putt was by no means laborious sufficient. Leaves this an excellent Three ft quick. He does clear up that the rest for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 underneath via 10 (T-17)

Gap No. 17: Par 5, 581 yards

OFF THE TEE (10:01 a.m. ET): That is one other driver that lands within the far proper facet of the green and sticks there. A pleasant drive and he ought to have the ability to go for this in two.

APPROACH SHOT (10:05 a.m. ET): He had about 295 yards and takes a fairway wooden. The aggressive performs works out, as this lands and finishes a couple of yards in entrance of the inexperienced. A easy eagle chip up the hill with loads of inexperienced to work with.

AROUND THE GREEN (10:12 a.m. ET): That was fairly. Landed that about 10 ft wanting the cup and had some zip on it to sluggish it down. This ball rolls inches left of the cup and scurries previous 2-Three ft. Wonderful shot, had an opportunity to go in and leaves himself a 99 percenter for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (10:16 a.m. ET): Yep, rolls that proper in. After eight straight pars, we’ve a birdie! That’s 1-under 35 in his first 9 holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 underneath via 9 (T-18)

Gap No. 16: Par 4, 428 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:47 a.m. ET): A pleasant driver right here that finds the suitable facet of the green. This ball truly hits within the fairway and comes again a yard or two. That’s how comfortable these fairways are.

APPROACH SHOT (9:50 a.m. ET): That’s a strong strategy that lands and sticks about 15 ft underneath the cup. That can be certainly one of his higher birdie appears to be like to this point Thursday.

ON THE GREEN (9:56 a.m. ET): That one was at all times a bit low and proper. Up to now Tiger has been OK, however there are birdies on the market and he’s not getting them. One other tap-in two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 8 (T-32)

Gap No. 15: Par 3, 142 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:36 a.m. ET): OK, strong shot. Tiger will get this one to complete about 25 ft proper and under the opening. Nonetheless, it’s one other instance of early distance management points from TW as we speak.

ON THE GREEN (9:42 a.m. ET): That simply didn’t have sufficient tempo. That one finishes 6 inches proper and under the cup. The par practice continues. Tiger is 5 again of chief Hideki Matsuyama, by the best way.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 7 (T-32)

Gap No. 14: Par 4, 419 yards

OFF THE TEE (9:18 a.m. ET): Fairway wooden right here and that is excellent down the center.

APPROACH SHOT (9:25 a.m. ET): Actually not his finest. This comes up quick and proper. Barely hangs onto the entrance of the inexperienced. That’ll depart 50+ ft for birdie.

ON THE GREEN (9:32 a.m. ET): That first putt up a slope from lengthy vary finishes about 3-Four ft wanting the opening. Good effort, and he cleans up from there for a two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 6 (T-30)

Gap No. 13: Par 5, 617 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:57 a.m. ET): One other driver, and at last a fairway! He checked out it in concern for a very long time as that hugged the road of the green left, nevertheless it stays within the quick grass on the intense left facet. It’s about 300 yards on the market, unsure if he can go for this in two or not.

SECOND SHOT (9:04 a.m. ET): That’s certainly a lay up. Tiger doesn’t like this one, however this finally ends up simply tremendous on the suitable fringe of the green.

THIRD SHOT (9:09 a.m. ET): This wedge was higher than the final one, however solely by default actually. Nonetheless not his finest effort as this finishes about 20 ft left and past the cup.

ON THE GREEN (9:12 a.m. ET): A pleasant effort, however that simply sneaks off to the left. That’s a tap-in two-putt. One other par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 5 (T-21)

Gap No. 12: Par 4, 283 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:39 a.m. ET): A drivable par 4, however Tiger goes conservative. He performs an iron down the suitable facet of the green. That’ll depart a wedge in.

APPROACH SHOT (8:46 a.m. ET): That was horrible. Lands this 15 ft left and wanting the pin, and that ball spins again and trickles all the best way off the entrance of the inexperienced. It could’ve rolled all the best way right into a bunker. Yikes.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:51 a.m. ET): Didn’t get into the bunker, however possibly even worse as that ball ended up in a foul, awkward lie within the tough. Tiger does nicely to jam this chip about 8-9 ft left of the cup. One other early tester for par.

ON THE GREEN (8:53 a.m. ET): One other nice putt. That one drops within the left facet of the cup. Tiger is working laborious however getting pars.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 4 (T-18)

Gap No. 11: Par 3, 219 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:31 a.m. ET): There we go! Tiger flies this proper on the flag and this lands 6 ft previous and sticks there. That can depart a terrific birdie look from simply past the opening.

ON THE GREEN (8:36 a.m. ET): That was truly an 11-footer past the opening and it’s well-struck however the ball begins simply left of the cup and stays there. Tiger is flummoxed, as he learn that to come back again a bit proper and it by no means did. Good alternative missed.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 3 (T-18)

Gap No. 10: Par 4, 472 yards

OFF THE TEE (8:10 a.m. ET): One other gap, one other driver miss left. Not a giant miss by any means, as that is just a few yards within the tough. However yeah, not what he’s wished from the large stick to this point.

APPROACH SHOT (8:16 a.m. ET): He was on a giant upslope within the tough from 189 yards and yells for it to get down. That’s as a result of he didn’t need it to achieve the left entrance bunker. It does certainly come up wanting that. This ball finishes about 10 yards quick and left of the inexperienced within the fairway. Truthfully, an excellent depart. That ought to be a quite simple chip.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:21 a.m. ET): That was fairly mediocre. This checked up a bit shortly and the ball finishes 6 ft under the opening. Nonetheless an excellent probability to avoid wasting par, however you’ll’ve anticipated that chip to get to kick-in vary or shut.

ON THE GREEN (8:24 a.m. ET): That was a easy stroke and the ball creeps within the right-center. early par putt proper there.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 2 (T-14)

Gap No. 9: Par 4, 460 yards

OFF THE TEE (7:55 a.m. ET): OK, a gap driver … and that is a gap pull into the left tough. Not a terrific begin.

APPROACH SHOT (8:03 a.m. ET): He truly had an excellent lie over there from 160 yards, and that finally ends up OK. He yells for this to go and he’s proper. The ball lands within the first reduce of tough simply in entrance of the inexperienced and stays there. That places him 25 ft wanting the opening and he might putt that. If not, it’s a easy chip.

AROUND THE GREEN (8:07 a.m. ET): That truly acquired to the perimeter, and Tiger putts this and it’s an excellent stroke that’s just a bit low. The ball curls proper of the opening and finishes possibly a foot away. This can be a tap-in par.

ON THE GREEN (8:08 a.m. ET): Certainly, par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even via 1 (T-8)

Pre-round

Tiger tees off at No. 9 at 7:54 a.m. ET. Earlier than he begins, right here’s a glance again at his Wednesday:

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