Tiger Woods shoots his average for first round at British Open

Tiger Woods crushed the first round at the 2013 British Open. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods shot a 69 in the first round at the 2013 British Open. (USATSI)

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ESPN posted this interesting graphic shortly after Tiger Woods' first-round 69 at the British Open on Thursday. It's a look at his average first-round scores across all four majors. Let's take a peek:

Masters -- 71.8
US Open -- 71.8
British Open -- 69.2
PGA Championship -- 70.9

So he nailed his first-round British Open average. It's actually the sixth time in his last seven starts at the British Open that he's broken 70, including his last three in a row.

Here's a look at the number of first rounds he's had in the 60s at each event.

Masters -- 1
US Open -- 4
British Open -- 8
PGA Championship -- 5

Oh, you know, just sitting here staring at that "1" next to the Masters with my mouth wide open. It makes sense, I guess, that he hasn't played well there on the first day, but it's still kind of shocking.

Also, have a first day at the British Open, Tiger!

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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