Tiger Woods Begins Chevron Tournament with Five-Shot Lead
Tiger Woods encountered difficulty early on in the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks Saturday, but recovered and held a five-shot lead over Graeme McDowell after nine holes, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Woods began the round with a bogey on the par-five second hole, falling to 12 under par, but then made birdies on the fifth, sixth, and seventh holes to get to 15 under par.
McDowell struck birdies on the second and third holes, but bogeyed the par-four seventh hole, leaving him at 10 under par, The Times reports.
Woods has won the tournament four times throughout the course of his career. The competition benefits his charity, the Tiger Woods Foundation, and awards the winner with $1.2 million.