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TT Postscript: Hot start, scrambling finish in Round 1 at Riviera

LOS ANGELES – It was all going so well for Tiger Woods Thursday at the Genesis Invitational. And then he hit the back nine. Here are some thoughts and observations after walking a full loop at Riviera and watching Woods set the place ablaze early only to falter down the stretch en route to a 2-under 69:

  • You can’t ask for a better start to a tournament than the one Tiger drew up in the opening round. An eagle on the par-5 first hole gave him an immediate boost – and amid a flurry of tributes to Kobe Bryant, it was fitting that his first putt of the day was a make from exactly 24 feet, 8 inches.