How Tiger Woods fared in 2009

3/25/2010 - Golf Tiger Woods

As Tiger Woods inches closer to Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 professional major championships, ESPN.com will track each of Woods' competitive rounds on the PGA Tour in 2009. Below is a recap of each day's work by the world's No. 1-ranked player.

Golden Touch

Nov. 15, 2009: Tiger Woods started out fast and never looked back Sunday at the Australian Masters. Woods birdied three of his first six holes for a 2-shot triumph and his seventh worldwide victory in 2009. Recap

• Australian Masters final-round leaderboard

• Watch: Round 4 highlights from the Australian MastersVideo

Reversing Course

Nov. 14, 2009: Tiger Woods struggled warming up Saturday for the third round of the Australian Masters and his day never got better. Woods managed a even-par round of 72 but gave up his 36-hole lead to fall into a tie with James Nitties and Greg Chalmers. Recap

• Watch: Round 3 highlights from the Australian MastersVideo

Money Player

Nov. 13, 2009: Tiger Woods, who's reportedly getting a $3 million appearance fee, isn't disappointing the crowds. After a 68 on Friday, he owns a 3-shot lead at the Australian Masters. Recap

• Watch: Round 2 highlights from the Australian MastersVideo

Blistering Start

Nov. 12, 2009: In his first event Down Under in a decade, Tiger birdied all three par-5s at Kingston Heath to shoot an opening-round 66 at the Australian Masters. Recap

• Watch: Round 1 highlights from the Australian MastersVideo

Too Little, Too Late

Nov. 8, 2009: Tiger's brutal start to the final round of the HSBC Champions proved too much to overcome. At one point Woods was 4-over through 7 holes. He finished 4 shots behind winner Phil Mickelson. Recap | Leaderboard

• Watch: Round 4 highlights from the HSBC ChampionsVideo

Shanghai Stars

Nov. 7, 2009: In two previous HSBC Champions appearances, Tiger Woods finished second twice. Will the third time be the charm? After a 70 on Saturday in China, Woods stands 2 back of Phil Mickelson. Recap

• Watch: Round 3 highlights from the HSBC ChampionsVideo

Asian Theatre

Nov. 6, 2009: Tiger Woods and Nick Watney lead the U.S. contigent atop the leaderboard at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China after 36 holes. Recap

• Washburn: Distractions aplenty during early rounds of HSBC Champions in China

• Watch: Round 2 highlights from the HSBC ChampionsVideo

World Class

Nov. 5, 2009: Nick Watney made the most of his first tournament in China. The young American carded a 64 at the WGC-HSBC Champions for a 2-shot lead Thursday. Tiger stands 3 back. Recap

• Washburn: Woods' appeal only partially felt in China

• Watch: Round 1 highlights from the HSBC ChampionsVideo

A Fine Finale

Oct. 11, 2009: A perfect run to lead the U.S. to a Presidents Cup win capped a stirring climax to the season for Tiger. Not even Woods expected that much in his return from ACL surgery. Bob Harig

• Woods' win in rematch against Yang clinches Presidents Cup for U.S.

• Sunday singles scores from the Presidents Cup

• Watch: Day 4 highlights from the Presidents CupVideo

Dynamic Duo

Oct. 10, 2009: Over the years, finding a Presidents Cup partner for Tiger has been anything but easy. That is, until the world's No. 1 player found Steve Stricker. Bob Harig

• Watch: Day 3 highlights from the Presidents CupVideo

Picture Perfect

Oct. 9, 2009: For the second straight day, Tiger Woods paired with Steve Stricker at the Presidents Cup. Friday was no different as the American duo squashed Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera 5 and 3. Story |
Friday's four-ball scores

• Watch: Day 2 highlights from the Presidents CupVideo

A Perfect Pairing

Oct. 8, 2009: Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker complement each other's games beautifully Thursday during Day 1 at the Presidents Cup. The result? A 6 and 4 trouncing of Geoff Ogilvy and 18-year-old phenom Ryo Ishikawa. Story |
Thursday's foursomes scores

• Harig: A rare sight of opening-day wins for Tiger, Mickelson

• Watch: Day 1 highlights from the Presidents CupVideo

A Nice Consolation

Sept. 27, 2009: No, Tiger Woods didn't win the Tour Championship. But a second place finish did net him the FedEx Cup and a tidy $10 million in bonus money for winning the PGA Tour's playoff for the second time. Story

• Watch: Final-round highlights from the Tour ChampionshipVideo

Sunday Strategy?

Sept. 26, 2009: So what do the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have to do Sunday to win the Tour Championship and possibly bring home a whopping $11.35 million? We explain. Jason Sobel

• Perry overtakes Tiger to jump out to 2-shot lead after 54 holes

• Watch: Third-round highlights from the Tour ChampionshipVideo

Stars Aligned?

Sept. 25, 2009:Midway through the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs finale is overflowing with top-notch names among a crowded leaderboard. So who sits atop the field after 36 holes? Who else? Recap

• Harig: Harrington needs to turn tables on Woods to overtake Tiger

• Watch: Second-round highlights from the Tour ChampionshipVideo

Tiger Teacher?

Sept. 24, 2009: Sean O'Hair rode a hot putter to the first-round lead at the Tour Championship on Thursday. What jump-started his newfound flatstick? That would be a tip from a certain No. 1-ranked player in the world. Jason Sobel

• O'Hair leads Woods, Harrington, Cink by 1 after 18

• Watch: First-round highlights from the Tour ChampionshipVideo

71 And Counting

Sept. 13, 2009: Yes, Tiger retook the FedEx Cup lead with his 8-shot win, but he's hardly clinched the $10 million prize. No one knew that better than those jostling for position behind him Sunday at Cog Hill. Bob Harig

• Sobel: Tiger plays role of myth buster at Cog Hill

• Tiger claims 71st PGA Tour victory at BMW Championship

• Watch: Final-round highlights from the BMW ChampionshipVideo

Pulling Away

Sept. 12, 2009: Tiger Woods' closest pursuers trail by a touchdown through 54 holes at the BMW Championship. The reason? Woods set the course record Saturday with a 62 at Cog Hill. Bob Harig

• Woods' blisters Cog Hill for 62, leads by 7

• Watch: Third-round highlights from the BMW ChampionshipVideo

Opposites React

Sept. 11, 2009: Peas in a pod they are not, but with their sparkling rounds Friday at Cog Hill tour grinder Mark Wilson and world No. 1 Tiger Woods tied for the lead at 7-under to form quite a Saturday pair. Bob Harig

• Woods, Wilson share lead at BMW Championship

• Watch: Second-round highlights from the BMW ChampionshipVideo

Fresh Start

Sept. 10, 2009: The world's No. 1 player had just one blemish on his card Thursday during an opening-round 68 that left Tiger Woods 2 shots off the BMW Championship lead. Rory Sabbatini and Steve Marino stand atop the field with three rounds remaining. Story

• Watch: First-round highlights from the BMW ChampionshipVideo

Manic Monday

Sept. 7, 2009: Tiger Woods flirted with 59 before settling for a 63 on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. That display quieted the alarms about the state of the world No. 1's game heading into the final two playoff events. Jason Sobel

• Watch: Final-round highlights from the Deutsche Bank ChampionshipVideo

• Stricker claims Deutsche Bank Championship with birdie on 18

Long Way Back

Sept. 6, 2009: In three rounds at TPC Boston, Tiger Woods has yet to break 70. A 1-over-par 72 in Sunday's third round left Woods 9 shots off the lead heading into Monday's Labor Day finish. Story

• Watch: Third-round highlights from the Deutsche Bank ChampionshipVideo

Hanging Around

Sept. 5, 2009: Midway through his second round, Tiger Woods was flirting with missing the cut. A string of birides on the back nine Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship secured the world No. 1's place for the final two rounds. Story

• Watch: Second-round highlights from the Deutsche Bank ChampionshipVideo


Sept. 4, 2009: On a day when playing partners Steve Stricker and Heath Slocum made all kinds of noise at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it was Tiger who roared loudest -- for all the wrong reasons. Jason Sobel

• In role reversal, Woods watches day's best round

• Watch: First-round highlights from the Deutsche Bank ChampionshipVideo

Roar Falls Short

Aug. 30, 2009: Tiger's weekend 67s came up a shot short Sunday at The Barclays. Woods missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff with eventual champion Heath Slocum. Story

• Watch: Final-round highlights from The BarclaysVideo

Poised To Pounce

Aug. 29, 2009: Conventional wisdom claims the field should be wary of Tiger come Sunday, even though he's five off the lead at The Barclays. Yet not everyone will be looking over their shoulder. Jason Sobel

• Watch: Third-round highlights from The BarclaysVideo

Not Whipped Yet

Aug. 28, 2009: With the course beating down most of the field in Friday's second round at The Barclays, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 72 to finish within striking distance of the lead at T-17. Story

• Watch: Second-round highlights from The BarclaysVideo

Back At It

Aug. 27, 2009: Tiger's first competitive round since losing the PGA Championship to Y.E. Yang produces a 1-under-par 70 in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener. Woods manages just two birdies and posts one bogey at Liberty National. Story

• Watch: First-round highlights from The BarclaysVideo

Major Stunner

Aug. 16, 2009: The drama was gripping. The battle compelling. So did Y.E. Yang win the 91st PGA Championship on Sunday or did Tiger Woods lose it? The truth lies somewhere in between. Gene Wojciechowski

Trump Card

Aug. 15, 2009: When Tiger owns a 54-hole lead at a major, he puts a stranglehold around the collective throats of his challengers. On Sunday at the PGA, a fifth Wannamaker Trophy is an almost certainty for Woods. Gene Wojciechowski

Halfway Home?

Aug. 14, 2009: When Tiger Woods owns a 36-hole lead at a major, he's closed the deal every time. At the midway mark of the 91st PGA, Tiger's on top with a 4-shot advantage at Hazeltine after a 70 on Friday. Story

Easy Does It

Aug. 13, 2009: No one will hand Tiger a 15th major despite an opening-round 67 that gave him the lead at the 91st PGA Championship on Thursday. But don't be surprised if the trophy engraver is warming up, though. Gene Wojciechowski

• Harig: Woods takes advantage of par-5s to lead after 18 holes

Derailed Drama

Aug. 9, 2009: Unlike many of Tiger's contemporaries, Padraig Harrington didn't falter Sunday at Firestone. At least until a rules official sidetracked what was setting up to be a fantastic finish that produced Woods' 70th career PGA Tour win. Bob Harig

• Watch: Final-round highlights from WGC-Bridgestone InvitationalVideo

Heating Up

Aug. 8, 2009: Firestone has seen its fair share of epic golfing battles. With Padraig Harrington leading Tiger Woods by 3 shots heading into Sunday's final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, it's time to get ready for one more. Bob Harig

• Watch: Third-round highlights from WGC-Bridgestone InvitationalVideo

Steady As He Goes

Aug. 7, 2009: Tiger Woods failed to make a run at first-round leader Padraig Harrington on Friday, but his even-par 70 kept him in the mix at the Bridgestone Invitational. Story

• Watch: Tiger still in the mix after second roundVideo

Routine Day

Aug. 6, 2009: Tiger Woods kept alive his streak of breaking par in the opening round for the 11th straight time at Firestone. Story

• Watch: Woods sits 4 strokes back after first-round 68 at BridgestoneVideo

Keys To Victory

Aug. 2, 2009: Tiger Woods became the proud owner of his third Buick Open title with a 20-under 268 on Sunday. Story

Who Wood've Known?

Aug. 1, 2009: Tiger Woods might not have liked his third round performance, but Saturday's third-round 65 left him in first place and in a solid position to clinch the Buick Open. Story

• Watch: Woods moves into first with 18 to play at Warwick HillsVideo

Brand New Day
July 31, 2009: Reports of Tiger's demise at the Buick Open were greatly exaggerated, it seems. After firing a 63 on Friday, Woods finished the second round just 2 strokes off the lead. Bob Harig

• Watch: Breaking down Tiger's best round of '09 to dateVideo

The Hangover
July 30, 2009: Maybe Tiger was still feeling the aftershocks of his British Open implosion. He opened his signature event, the Buick Open, with a 1-under 71 on Thursday -- good for T-95 on the leaderboard. Recap

• Watch: Putter betrays Woods in first round at Buick OpenVideo

Homeward Bound
July 17, 2009: The wheels came off for Tiger on Friday at the British Open. The result? A weekend vacation as someone other than the odds-on-favorite will kiss the Claret Jug. Gene Wojciechowski

• Harig: Mistake-prone Woods misses cut by 1 stroke

• Watch: Tiger not pleased with his performanceVideo

• Watch: Second-round highlights from the British OpenVideo

Slow Starter
July 16, 2009: With pristine conditions for Round 1 of the British Open, Tiger struggled home with a 71 on Thursday to trail clubhouse leader Tom Watson by 6. Bob Harig

• Watch: First-round highlights from the British OpenVideo

No Taming Tiger
July 5, 2009: Would a final-group pairing with Anthony Kim slow down Tiger Woods? Nope. For the third time in 2009 and 68th time in his career, Woods sealed the deal with a win at the AT&T National. Recap

• Watch: Final-round highlights from the AT&T NationalVideo

• Watch: Jason Sobel on taking a history lesson from TigerVideo

Sunday Showdown
July 4, 2009: Tiger Woods and Anthony Kim both took different roads to get to 10-under par Saturday, but ended up in the same place: the final pairing Sunday at the AT&T National. Recap

• Watch: Third-round highlights from the AT&T NationalVideo

Host Showing Most
July 3, 2009: Tiger has matched his counterparts shot for shot at his AT&T National, and Friday a 66 earned him the lead. Recap

• Watch: Second-round highlights from the AT&T NationalVideo

All About Timing
July 2, 2009: Tiger Woods seemed to drain every putt he looked at during Round 1 of the AT&T National on Thursday. Had he been able to roll the rock like that at Bethpage, he'd be basking in the glow of his 15th major victory. Story

• Watch: First-round highlights from the AT&T NationalVideo

• Kim sets early pace with course-record 62

Open Now Shut
June 22, 2009: After a final-round 69, Tiger Woods came up 4 shots short of U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover. Woods, who ended up T-6, has finished in the top 10 in nine of his last 10 majors. Jason Sobel's blog

• Watch: Final-round highlights, analysis from the U.S. OpenVideo

Not Done Yet
June 21, 2009: Mother Nature had the 109th U.S. Open on life-support all week. With most of the final round left Monday, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods just might resuscitate it. Gene Wojciechowski

• Watch: Sunday highlights, analysis from the U.S. OpenVideo

Long Way Off
June 20, 2009: If Tiger Woods is to come back to win the 109th U.S. Open, he'll have to do it in record-tying fashion. Only Lou Graham in 1975 has come back from the 11-shot deficit Woods faces heading into Sunday's play. Story

• Watch: Day 3 highlights, analysis from the U.S. OpenVideo

Fading At The Finish
June 19, 2009: Tiger Woods was right where he wanted to be Friday morning during the completion of the weather-delayed first round of the U.S. Open -- even par after a birdie at the 14th. He then made a double-bogey and two bogeys coming in to finish with a 4-over-par 74 at Bethpage Black. Bob Harig

• Extended highlights of Tiger's first roundVideo

• Watch: First-round highlights and analysis from the U.S. OpenVideo

Sunday Best
June 7, 2009: How many golfers could win a tournament the same week as shooting their worst competitive round of the year? Not many, if any, but that's exactly what Tiger Woods accomplished by capturing his fourth Memorial on Sunday. Bob Harig

• Watch: Final-round highlights from the Memorial TournamentVideo

• Woods claims 4th Memorial, 67th PGA Tour title

Rebound Round
June 6, 2009: Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy started Saturday well off the lead at the Memorial. After the Aussie's remarkable 63 and a solid 68 from Woods, the pair is among several major winners within striking distance. Bob Harig

• Watch: Third-round highlights from the Memorial TournamentVideo

• Bettencourt, Wilson share 54-hole lead at the Memorial

Back to square one?
June 5, 2009: Tiger's driver was rock-solid for a second consecutive day at the Memorial, but his irons failed him in what proved to be his worst round of the year thus far: a 2-over 74. Bob Harig

Tiger On Target
June 4, 2009: In his last two events, Tiger struggled off the tee. After hitting 13 of 14 fairways Thursday during an opening-round 69 at the Memorial, Woods' driving game appears to be back on track. Bob Harig

• Watch: First-round highlights from the Memorial TournamentVideo

Missed Opportunities
May 10, 2009: Although 54-hole leader Alex Cejka allowed the field back into The Players Championship on Sunday, Tiger Woods was unable to capitalize. Woods struggled to a final-round 73 to finish in eighth as Henrik Stenson won by 4 shots. Story

• Watch: Highlights of final round at The Players ChampionshipVideo

• Sobel: Tiger, Cejka stumbled home in final round at TPC Sawgrass

Poised to pounce
May 9, 2009: On a day when most stumbled at the Players Championship, Alex Cejka bucked the trend. What did that get him? A date with Tiger Woods in Sunday's final pairing. Bob Harig

• Watch: Highlights of third round at The Players ChampionshipVideo

• Tiger vaults into final pairing with Cejka, who leads by 5

Tiger improves in Round 2, still trails Cejka by 7
May 8, 2009: Although Tiger Woods hovered around the cutline for much of his second round, the world's No. 1 player rallied. But he still has plenty of work left to win his second Players Championship.Story

• Watch: Highlights of second round at The Players ChampionshipVideo

• Watch: Sobel: Best, and worst, of times for Tiger in Round 2Video

Woods shoots 71 at TPC Sawgrass, but laments his putting
May 7, 2009: Although many players were able to go low Thursday during Round 1 of The Players Championship, Tiger Woods couldn't take advantage after struggling with his putting. Bob Harig

• Harig: Crane, not Tiger, had that sinking feel at TPC Sawgrass

• Watch: Highlights of first round at The Players ChampionshipVideo

Woods ends day with 10 straight pars, finishes 2 back of winner O'Hair
May 3, 2009: Tiger Woods stumbled early and never got it going in the final round Sunday at Quail Hollow. Woods had two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars to shoot 72, good enough for fourth place.

• Bob Harig: Woods heaps praise upon winner O'Hair

• Watch: Highlights of fourth round at Quail HollowVideo

Another late slump for Tiger as Round 3 wraps up
May 2, 2009: A 2-under 70 in Round 3 left Tiger Woods trailing Zach Johnson by two shots heading into the final round of the Quail Hollow Championship. Story

• Harig: Zach, Tiger and George duke it out for Hollow victory

• Watch: Highlights of third round at Quail HollowVideo

Tiger tails off, but within a shot after two rounds
May 1, 2009: An even-par 72 in Round 2 at Quail Hollow might have been unsatisfying for Tiger Woods, but he still had co-leaders Retief Goosen and Bubba Watson in his sights. Story

• Bob Harig: Ready for another Tiger-Lefty showdown?

• Watch: Highlights of second round at Quail HollowVideo

Tiger's sterling 65 highlights Round 1 at Quail Hollow
April 30, 2009: All that talk about Tiger Woods' struggles to rediscover his dominant form? It seemed like ancient history on this day, when Tiger charged to the tourney lead with a bogey-free opening 18. Story

• Bob Harig: Tiger already over his Masters hangover

• Watch: Highlights of first round at Quail HollowVideo

Woods, Mickelson pair together to provide spark to Masters
April 12, 2009: No offense to 2009 champion Angel Cabrera, but it was the Tiger and Phil show that brought golf fans ear-splitting roars and made it one of the best rounds in Masters history. Gene Wojciechowski

• Cabrera claims Masters on 2nd playoff hole

• Highlights and analysis from Round 4 of the MastersVideo

Woods still unable to break 70 this week at Augusta National
April 11, 2009:
After shooting 70 in the third round to finish 54 holes at 4 under, Tiger Woods will need to go very low on Sunday if he hopes to claim a fifth green jacket. Story

• Highlights and analysis from Round 3 of the MastersVideo

Woods down, but not out at midway point of Masters
April 10, 2009:
What's seven strokes among friends? That's the distance between Tiger Woods and the lead after 36 holes at Augusta National. So is it time to count him out? No way. Gene Wojciechowski

• Campbell, Perry share 36-hole lead at Masters

• Highlights and analysis from Round 2 of the MastersVideo

Opening round of Masters has familiar ring to Woods
April 9, 2009:
If it wasn't for an ailing putter Thursday, Tiger Woods might have shot a career-low first round at Augusta. Then again, his 2-under-par 70 holds fond memories at the Masters. Bob Harig

• Campbell has 65 after shot at Masters mark

• Highlights from Round 1 of the MastersVideo

A legend grows as Woods outlasts O'Hair to claim Bay Hill title
March 29, 2009: Did anyone actually think Tiger Woods wouldn't birdie the 72nd hole to win his sixth title at Bay Hill? Woods did what he always does -- slam the door shut on his competition. Bob Harig

• Woods edges O'Hair by 1 for 66th career victory

• Final round highlights from Arnold Palmer Invitational Video

O'Hair looks to turn the tables on Tiger in final round
March 28, 2009: The final round at Bay Hill should look awfully familiar to Sean O'Hair. Except this time, it's O'Hair-- not his Sunday playing partner Tiger Woods -- who owns the advantage. Bob Harig

• Tiger trails O'Hair by 5 entering Bay Hill finale

• Third round highlights from Arnold Palmer Invitational Video

An up and down day for Tiger during Round 2 at Bay Hill
March 27, 2009: How does the world's top player combat his compromised ballstriking? By becoming a short-game wizard, naturally. Tiger had two more chip-ins Friday to stay poised among the Bay Hill leaders. Bob Harig

• O'Hair up by 3, Tiger in hunt through 36 holes

• Second round highlights from Arnold Palmer Invitational Video

Round 1 at Bay Hill opposite of Woods' earlier tourneys
March 26, 2009: In his two previous tournaments since returning from knee surgery, Tiger Woods' putting proved to be his Achilles' heel. That wasn't the case in the first round at Bay Hill as Woods' flatstick kept him in the hunt. Bob Harig

• Gore leads by 1, Tiger 3 back after 18 at Bay Hill

• First round highlights from Arnold Palmer Invitational Video

After Doral, Tiger and Phil are together again at top of the rankings
March 15, 2009: A month ago, Phil was floundering and Tiger teased us as we awaited his return. Now? After Mickelson's first WGC title and Woods' solid weekend at Doral, golf's two biggest names are back in their rightful places. Bob Harig

• Mickelson edges Watney for Doral win; Tiger finishes T-9

• Round 4 highlights from Doral Video

• Sobel video blog Video

• Jason Sobel CA Championship Round 4 blog

Tiger says he's starting to get his feel back
March 14, 2009:
After two rounds of lackluster performances, Tiger Woods started to shake off the rust with a 68 on Saturday at the CA Championship. The world's No. 1 player insists his feel is starting to return. Bob Harig

• Lefty, Watney tied for lead; Tiger 9 back

• Round 3 highlights from Doral Video

• Sobel video blog: Video

• Jason Sobel CA Championship Round 3 blog

Woods fails to take advantage of vulnerable Blue Monster
March 13, 2009: Phil Mickelson built a two-shot lead during the second round of the WGC-CA Championship by chipping in for birdie for the third time and smoking a 3-wood from 245 yards around the palm trees and over the water, setting up another birdie. Tiger Woods struggled all day and trails Mickelson by 10. Story

• Harig: Leader Mickelson has Georgia on his mind

• Round 2 highlights from Doral Video

• Sobel video blog: Lefty's playing Jekyll & Hyde Video

• Jason Sobel CA Championship Round 2 blog

With birdies available, frustrated Tiger cards 71
March 12, 2009: Tiger Woods notched three birdies, two bogeys and 13 pars during his first stroke-play event in nearly 9 months. Although he's won at Doral on numerous ocassions, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer had some work to do after the opening round of the WGC-CA Championship. Story

• Karlsson: Tiger hasn't lost anything

• Round 1 highlights from Doral Video

• Sobel video blog: Tiger needs to go low Video

• Jason Sobel CA Championship Round 1 blog: This isn't your dad's Doral

Clark raises game, sends Tiger home early
February 26, 2009: Tim Clark has never won on the PGA Tour, but he probably felt like a champion after defeating Tiger Woods 4 and 2 in the second round the WGC-Match Play. The South African carded six birdies to dispatch the world's No. 1-ranked player. Story

• Bob Harig: We got a taste of Tiger in return to PGA Tour

• Watch highlights: Clark ends Tiger's return early

• Jason Sobel tracked Tiger in his Round 2 Blog

Woods picked up where he left off
February 25, 2009: Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour for a first-round matchup against Brendan Jones at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. The world's No. 1 player defeated the Aussie, 3 and 2, in his first competitive round since his triumphant victory and subsequent ACL surgery in June 2008. Bob Harig

• Watch highlights: Tiger's fast start sinks Jones

• Jason Sobel tracked Tiger in his Round 1 Blog