by Kevin Stott |
With a winning streak of four straight to start the 2008 season and five straight PGA Tour victories dating back to last year, Tiger Woods is in the hunt again after firing a first round 67 (-5) on Thursday to put him in a five-way tie for fourth place at the CA Championship at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami.
In a two-way tie for the lead at seven-under par after shooting 65’s on the Blue Monster Course are Geoff Ogilvy and Miguel Angel Jiminez who hold a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink who sits alone in third place after his first round score of 66.
Woods, the three-time defending champion the CA Championship, has so dominated the tour of late that a proposition bet from the Las Vegas Hilton’s SuperBook had Woods a -150 favorite to win Doral with all other golfers in the field listed as +130 underdogs. United Kingdom-based Ladbrokes had Woods at 4-6 to win on the 7,266-yard, par 72 course.
Tied with Woods at -5 heading into today’s second round of play are Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Anders Hansen and Nick O’Hern.
Woods currently has 64 career victories, tying him with legend Ben Hogan on the all-time list. The record for consecutive PGA victories is 11 and is held by another golfing legend, Byron Nelson.
The tournament will be televised on the on The Golf Channel from 2-6 p.m. ET this afternoon and on NBC from 2-6 p.m. ET Saturday and from 3-7 p.m. ET Sunday. XM Satellite Radio is also carrying the tournament on its Channel 146.