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Tiger opens with a 72 on tough South Course
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Tiger Woods talks to the media during a news conference at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 23, 2014, 7:41 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Cink ran off three straight birdies late in his round on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines for an 8-under 64. That gave him a one-shot lead over Gary Woodland. Perez had a 67 on the South Course, which is by far the tougher track. The South Course, which hosted a U.S. Open, played nearly four shots harder.

In his 2014 debut, Woods opened with a 72 on the South. He failed to birdie any of the par 5s. It was the first time in his career he failed to break par in the first round of this tournament.

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