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Tiger Woods off to a slow start in first round at Congressional
Tiger Woods off to a slow start in first round at Congressional

BETHESDA — Tiger Woods had a feeling his first competitive round in more than three months after back surgery was not going to be easy. It was not his back that gave the 38-year-old Woods trouble in Thursday’s opening round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club. It was his hands. The touch around the greens that has often eluded Woods since he won the last of his 14 major championships six years ago was missing until the final six holes, when three birdies helped him overcome a terrible start to finish with a 3-over par 74. Still, Woods didn’t make a putt longer than 10 feet, missed several short birdie and par save possibilities, and...

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