At 2 Over, Tough Day for Tiger

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Thursday was another coulda, woulda, shoulda kind of day for Tiger Woods.

He shot 2 over in the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship, which left him nine strokes behind the morning pacesetter, Ian Poulter. But Woods thought he could have easily posted a 70 or 71 on a sunny and breezy day at the Stadium Course.

"I didn’t get a lot out of that round," he said simply.

Woods, who now has work to do to avoid a second straight missed cut for the first time in his career, started on the back nine Thursday. He found the greenside bunker at the 10th hole and couldn’t save par, and the tone was seemingly set for the former world No. 1.

"It wasn’t certainly the most positive start," Woods said. "Any kind of momentum that I would build, I would shoot myself in the foot on the very next hole. Just one of those days."

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