Tiger Woods entered the opening round of the Memorial Tournament to increased expectations. Coming off a solid weekend in his last start, at The Players, and being a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, it figured Woods would contend from the start this week.

That didn’t happen.

Beginning on the back nine, Woods bogeyed the par-5 11th following a poor tee shot.

An errant tee shot leads to a bogey for Tiger Woods on his second hole of the day.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/G8pIJSVfGy

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

He then made double bogey on the par-5 14th after hitting his tee shot out of bounds.

An OB tee shot leads to a double bogey on the par-5 15th for Tiger Woods.

He's +3 on the two par-5s today. pic.twitter.com/f07HBOeHZc

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

A missed par putt on the par-3 16th dropped him to 4 over through seven holes.

Tiger's par putt on the 16th hole lips out.

He drops to +4. pic.twitter.com/GD9GY87Lm7

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

But he did manage to get on shot back on the par-4 17th.

[email protected]' approach shot from 177 yards leads to his first birdie of the day.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/et8fAmcwCL

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

Woods failed to make his birdie putt on the par-4 18th and turned in 3-over 39.

Tiger birdied the par-4 second, but gave it back with a bogey at the par-3 fourth. He then made birdie on Nos. 5 and 6 to get back to 1 over for the tournament.

Woods with the wedge.

Back-to-back birdies for Tiger.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/zd5eiLFDPr

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

And he made it three-in-a-row with a birdie at the par-5 seventh. Five birdies, three bogeys and one double, with two to play.

Fighting back.

Tiger was +4 and is now back to Even.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/8MsagLiAag

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

Woods finished par-par, converting a 10-foot save at the last for an eventful, even-par 72. He was T-31 upon the conclusion of his round.

39-33 for @TigerWoods.

Bouncing back in a big way. #QuickHits pic.twitter.com/oTxTXALlCP

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 31, 2018

Watch: Woods struggles early, rallies late at Memorial

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