Tiger Woods leads Tour Championship alongside Rickie Fowler

Tiger Woods, the American player who won 14 majors, finished on the lead in the first round of the Tour Championship on Thursday, the event that ends the PGA Tour season, the North American golf circuit.

In a cup accessible only to the first 30 players of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, a four-tournament event, Tiger Woods finished the day with 65 strokes, five under par, on par with his compatriot Rickie Fowler.

Woods started the day in the worst possible way, with a 'bogey' (a shot below par), but finished it very well, with an 'eagle' (two below) in the hole 18, after scoring fourth 'birdies' (one below) in holes 5, 6, 12 and 14.

Two weeks ago, the American player also closed the first lap of the BMW Championship ahead with 62 strokes, but he believes he was better now.

"It was a lot better than when I made 62 strokes in Aronimink. The conditions were very good there, while here it was difficult to put the ball near the hole, especially after it hit the "rough". You can't control the ball", said Tiger.

The 42-year-old golf player was thus pleased with his game and the lead, along with Fowler, who scored six birdies and also just a bogey in hole 7.

In the immediate places, with only one stroke of distance, are also the American Gary Woodland and the English Justin Rose, while the Irishman Rory McIroy is two strokes away, just like the hosts Justin Thomas and Tony Finau.

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