Huge crowd sees Tiger fire 66, take Aussie lead

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:16am

Tiger Woods has opened the Australian Masters with a 6-under 66, putting him atop the leaderboard in his first appearance Down Under in 11 years.

Woods surged into the lead by nearly driving the 294-yard sixth green, the start of three straight birdies. He had a birdie putt on every hole until hitting into the bushes on his final hole, pitching out and making his lone bogey.