Tiger Woods' eagle has eerie link to Kobe Bryant

Eerie eagle: Tiger Woods makes unknowing tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Eerie eagle: Tiger Woods makes unknowing tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

But the back nine was a battle all the way, starting with a tee shot into the left rough at the 10th. "Just didn't hit any good shots on the back nine", said the American, who is seeking a record 83rd PGA Tour victory.

"Made a couple loose swings and made a couple good saves on the back nine for par, but just wasn't able to get any birdies on the back nine". So it's not that complicated, I just need to clean it up, but I'm now pretty far back and I have to make a lot of birdies this weekend.

Woods is one of several golfers in this week's field paying tribute to Bryant.

This week, the course's eighth hole features a yellow and purple flag, while the sign at the tee will carry the "Mamba" monicker that became synonymous with Bryant during his National Basketball Association career.

"It's ironic, isn't it? It was a nice way to start", Woods said.

"Ironic having those two numbers", Woods said. And then No. 8, happened to hit one in there close and had a nice little kick in there for birdie.

"No matter what we do, I think for a while we're going to always remember Kobe and what he meant, and especially here in Southern California and the entire sports world. Like I said, very ironic that I happened to have those numbers on those holes and those exact measurements". Five different players sit in a tie for second at 4-under, while nine players - including Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Bryson DeChambeau - sit ahead of Woods at 3-under.

Eerie eagle: Tiger Woods makes unknowing tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Woods walked off the course at even par for the tournament, just one shot off the then-projected cut line of 1 over.

Despite nuking a 335-yard drive on the par-4 15th, Woods flat-out blew this approach from 144 yards out from the center of the fairway, leaving an awkward lie in a greenside bunker.

He started well enough with a smart choice to hit iron on the reachable par-4 10th because of the back right pin position, a wedge into about 12 feet and a birdie.

Kuchar, meanwhile, made birdie on two of the par 5s, made two birdie putts of 30 feet or longer and rarely was in trouble as he shot a seven-under 64 - matching his best score at Riviera.

"There's a couple times today I hit good shots but was on the wrong side", McIlroy said.

The tournament host needed three more to get down as he signed for a six, but he clawed one back at 17 before missing an eight-foot birdie chance on the 18th green, but a superb pitch to tap-in range at the first got him back under the card for the day.

Woods was still a teenager when he played his first USA tour event at Riviera, but he has never won on the classic course in the Pacific Palisades west of Los Angeles in 12 prior tries, and his struggles continued on Thursday.

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