• Reuters, Kyodo


Back playing in the Masters after a career-threatening car crash, Tiger Woods said he thought he could win a sixth green jacket and on Thursday made a few more believers after carding a solid opening 71.

In his first competitive round of golf in 508 days, Woods mixed three birdies with two bogeys at Augusta National to sit in a tie for 10th four back of South Korea’s Im Sung-jae, who is alone atop the leaderboard after posting a five-under 67 highlighted by an eagle at the par-five 13th.

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