Tiger Woods returns to golf with a Masters par

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods returned to golf with a par on the first hole of the Masters.

Woods, no longer sporting the goatee he had worn during practice, received a big cheer from the Augusta National crowd before he teed off Thursday. The four-time Masters champion hit his drive into the fairway and knocked his second shot within about 15 feet of the cup. But his birdie attempt curled just wide.

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