Chris Kirk

Tiger Shoots 77 At Dubai Desert Classic

Missing fairways, missing greens and piling up the putts, Tiger Woods got off to a rough start at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates.

The 14-time major winner finished the first round at 5-over-par 77, failing to record even one birdie at Emirates Golf Club.

"I left probably about 16 putts short. I just couldn't get the speed of these things," said Woods, a two-time champion.

He would finish in a tie for 121st, 12 shots behind first-round leader Sergio Garcia (65). Garcia made six birdies and an eagle before finally dropping a shot on the eighth hole, his 17th.

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