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Tiger Woods looking healthy, if not sharp, at WGC-Cadillac

March 07, 2014|By David Wharton
  • Tiger Woods hits a shot during the first round Friday.
Tiger Woods hits a shot during the first round Friday. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images )

This time, at least, Tiger Woods and his sore back held up through 18 holes of golf.

Less than a week after withdrawing from the Honda Classic, Woods finished a storm-delayed first round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, in Doral, Fla., on Friday morning.

There were no outward signs of pain in his play except on the leaderboard, where he stood at 4-over 76.

Patrick Reed shot a 4-under 68 to hold the early lead. Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan headlined a cluster of golfers not far behind.

After the suspended first round in Florida, Woods said he was feeling fit.

"Warmup was good and I felt good all day even through the delay," he said on Thursday afternoon.

He and the rest of the field were scheduled to begin second-round play shortly after 8 a.m. PST.

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