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Tiger Woods Has Shaky Back 9, Shoots 69 in 1st Round of 2020 Genesis Open

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Tiger Woods has yet to win the Genesis Invitational, and that drought could extend for another year.

The 15-time major champion had a solid opening round Thursday at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, yet watched Matt Kuchar open a healthy lead on the rest of the field at seven under.

Woods carded a two-under 69, which put him in a tie for 16th as headed for the clubhouse.

He couldn't have asked for a better start to the round. His drive off the first tee traveled 312 yards and stopped just short before it could roll off the fairway.