Woods' birdie wows Malaysians

Oct 26, 2012, 06:46 IST | AFP

Tiger Woods wowed huge crowds at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia as he ripped five birdies over his last nine holes to lie three shots off the lead after the first round yesterday.

The 14-time Major-winner, who has surged back to world number two after a damaging sex scandal and injury, dropped shots on eight and nine but recovered to card 66 on the par-71 course, trailing leader Troy Matteson.

On a hot, humid and low-scoring day, Matteson's scorching 63 was only good enough for a one-shot lead over Brian Harman, Jeff Overton and Robert Garrigus, with Gaganjeet Bhullar and Tom Gillis one more back on six-under.

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