9 Apr 2010

Woods tees off, Couples starts brilliantly at Masters

12:08 pm on 9 April 2010

Tiger Woods has just teed off at the Masters golf tournament, relegated to second to last place in the draw after five months off sorting out his personal problems.

When he walked up the first fairway 15 players had already completed their opening rounds, including one of the leaderboard players, David Toms who signed for a 3-under par 69.

But a past Masters champion Fred Couples has made a sensational start, following a birdie at the first with an eagle three at the second and an eagle two at the third to be 5-under par after just three holes.

A big group sharing second place at 3 under par includes Tom Watson, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and the defending champion Angel Cabrera.

Michael Campbell is 5 over par after nine holes with only four players behind him in the field of 90.