Tiger Woods catches fire after a slow start, shoots 5-under 65 at Tour Championship to tie lead

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Tiger Woods catches fire after a slow start, shoots 5-under 65 at Tour Championship to tie lead

Tiger Woods, who came to the Tour Championship 20th on the FedExCup points list, is making early moves at the Tour Championship at East Lake. After an opening-hole 3-putt from 25 feet for a bogey, and then three straight pars, Tiger played the rest of his round 6-under par (birdies at 5, 6, 12 and 14), capping it with a 27-foot eagle putt at the 18th hole. In the end, it was a 5-under 65 for Tiger, who currently sits tied for the lead with Rickie Fowler.

Here’s his approach to the par-5 18th hole, which measures 590 yards in total:

Walking after it!

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)

And here’s the eagle putt, to which he reacted with a few casual fist pumps and a putter raise.

EAGLE!!! buries it at the last to tie the lead.

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)

As , Tiger recently switched back to his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter with which he’s one 13-of-14 majors throughout his career. He may have found the spark of old on the greens.

The only problem is, even if Tiger wins this week’s Tour Championship, he’s going to need some help winning the FedExCup and $10 million payout. Here are the scenarios he needs to happen:

Tiger Woods catches fire after a slow start, shoots 5-under 65 at Tour Championship to tie lead

But hey…

Tiger Woods catches fire after a slow start, shoots 5-under 65 at Tour Championship to tie lead

Here’s where the top-5 players on the FedExCup points list sit currently on Day 1:

  1. Bryson DeCheambeau (+3 thru 15, T27)
  2. Justin Rose (-2 thru 15, T6)
  3. Tony Finau (-2 thru 16, T6)
  4. Dustin Johnson (+2 thru 16, T23)
  5. Justin Thomas (-3 thru 16, T4)

Who do you think is going to win the Tour Championship and the FedExCup?

Tiger Woods catches fire after a slow start, shoots 5-under 65 at Tour Championship to tie lead

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