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Tiger Woods shoots best round in two years with a 64 at Wyndham

Tiger Woods shoots best round in two years with a 64 at Wyndham
Tiger Woods tees off Thursday during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Tiger Woods has been insisting that his golf game is improving.

On Thursday, it finally showed.

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Woods shot a six-under-par 64 for his lowest score since posting a 61 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. 

Last week, the former world No. 1 golfer missed the cut at the PGA Championship, the third straight major tournament in which he did not make it past the second round.

"I know it's crazy to say, but I wasn't playing that poorly at PGA. Any borderline shot (at Whistling Straits), I never got away with it, and that's the way it goes," Woods said Thursday after his first competitive round at Sedgefield Country Club. "I felt like I was hitting the ball good enough and just kept progressing, and today was just a continuation of it."

Woods started the day with the first of seven birdies. He is tied for seventh place, two shots behind two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, William McGirt and Tom Hoge.

Morgan Hoffman, Jim Herman and Derek Ernst are at 63, whyile Martin Kaymer, Davis Love III and Carl Pettersson joined Woods at 64.

At No. 187 on the FedEx Cup points list, Woods likely needs a win this weekend to earn a playoff spot.

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