Tiger Woods (R) hits a shot while Mark O'Meara (C) and caddie Shane Joel (L) look on during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Getty Images)more pics »Tiger Woods
hit the green at the Masters Tournament today and took his first tournament swing of this year. He scored a par 4 on his opening drive, and was spotted smiling and walked out to big rounds of applause on the course, according to ESPN
. Tiger Woods (Getty)
Early speculation was that the first drive was about 300 yards, or close to it, at least. He actually hit a sprinkler head on the first hole, and took a drop. He was looking good for a birdie but he missed the low side and tapped the ball in for par instead.
According to reports on ESPN, gallery response for Tiger on the first tee was "100 percent positive." That's got to be helping with nerves, but then a plane flew by with a banner attached that read: "Tiger: Did You Mean Bootyism?" There's little doubt that he saw it, but he likely didn't care too much.
Tiger also got par on his second hole, and has an even par going into the third hole.
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