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Video: Tiger Woods Now Tied For The Lead At The Masters

tiger woods during the first round of the masters

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Tiger Woods of the United States acknowledges patrons on the ninth green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It's been so far so good for Tiger Woods as he chases a fifth Masters title at Augusta today. With few golfers separating themselves from the crowd, Woods was able to navigate his way to the top of the leaderboard.

On the 14th hole, Woods was able to birdie thanks to a very impressive 25-foot putt. The shot allowed Woods to go -3, tying him with Justin Harding, Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm, and Patton Kizzire for the lead.

Woods is chasing his first major since the 2008 U.S. Open, and his first Masters since 2005. A win in this year's tournament would give him sole possession of second place for the most Masters title ever, trailing only Jack Nicklaus.

You can see Woods' putt here:

It has been a long, difficult road back to the top for Woods.

Last year he made just his second appearance at the Masters in the previous five, and finished tied for 32nd.

After being cut from the U.S. Open, Tiger surged back later in the year with a sixth-place tie at The Open Championship, followed by a second-place finish at the PGA Tour.

Tiger's PGA Tour finish was his best in any major since the 2009 PGA Tour.

The Masters' opening round is on ESPN.