The Open Championship: Tiger Woods in the mix on another sunny day at Muirfield

He finished with an even-par 71 that looked pretty good under the circumstances. This was another day for surviving the perilous, rock-hard setup, and Woods walked to the clubhouse just three shots behind first-round leader Zach Johnson, one of the last guys to tee off.

updated: July 19, 2013 20:35 IST
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Gullane, Scotland: Tiger Woods plodded along most of the day. He lipped out a putt from 2½ feet. He settled for a bunch of pars.

Then, with his final stroke, he looked like the Tiger of old.

Woods rolled in a 15-footer for birdie on Muirfield's tough closing hole Friday, raising his putter toward the blue sky with a flourish, fully aware he was positioned again to break the longest major drought of his career.

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