Woods and McIlroy Both Shoot Even Par in First Round of Honda Classic

By Trevor Lowry
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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both continued to struggle, shooting an even par 70 in the first round at the Honda Classic.

Woods had two birdies and two bogeys on the day. McIlroy had a much similar score card with two birdies and two bogeys as well.

Both players are tied for 61st place, while the leader is at minus-6.

Woods and McIlroy both lost in the first round of the Accenture Match Play in their last tournament, and they are at risk of missing the cut this weekend. Woods has actually been playing decent golf, he just needs to put two solid rounds together and he will be around this weekend. McIlroy on the other hand has been struggling ever since switching to Nike.

This course is clearly not playing that hard, with many of the players in the field shooting under par.

Keep in mind that the No. 1 and No. 2 golfer in the world are both only six shots out of the lead, which is nothing considering that both players have gone low just a couple of times in their career.

If neither player is around for the weekend, the Honda Classic will likely not draw as many viewers. Not to mention, the Masters is coming up and Tiger and Rory will have to make many adjustments leading into that.

No matter what happens, both golfers will enter the Masters as the two favorites to win the tournament. However, expect a roar by both McIlroy and Woods in tomorrow’s round.


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