Apr 7, 2022; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Tiger Woods walks across the Sarazen Bridge on the 15th hole during the first round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Sports fans around the world have been celebrating the return of Tiger Woods at the 2022 Masters at Augusta National.

Tiger shocked everyone when he announced that he was traveling to Augusta late last week. He played practice rounds at the course to see if his body could hold up to the rigorous amount of walking that comes with playing in the tournament.

Ultimately, he decided to play and ended up putting together an extremely impressive performance on Thursday, all things considered.

Woods finished the day at -1 under par, with some memorable moments throughout. The five-time Masters champion nearly got himself a hole-in-one on the sixth hole, which notched him his first birdie on the day.

He was able to make a long putt on the 16th hole as well, flashing a vintage Tiger fist pump in a moment that gave fans flashes of the golfer they remember.

Finally, Woods was able to make a clutch putt to save par on 18, capping off an extremely impressive performance for someone who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since November 2020.

As expected, Woods has been the talk of the tournament to this point, with countless sports fans praising the legendary golfer for his impressive performance.

It will be interesting what kind of impact Thursday will have on his body and ability to play for the rest of the tournament.

That said, Tiger has done miraculous things at Augusta National before.

Even if he doesn’t go on to contend in the tournament, Thursday was spectacular and it will be a round of golf that fans will never forget.

[PGA Tour]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.