|Ranking of the first round of the Hero World Challenge|
|-7 P Cantlay (US), P Reed (US); -4 H Stenson (Swe), D Johnson (US); -3 Noren (Swe), B Watson (US); -2 J Rose (Eng), J Thomas (US), B DeChambeau (US); -1 K Bradley (US), J Rahm (Spa), J Day (Aus)|
|Level T Finau (US), G Woodland (US), R Fowler (US); +1 T Woods (United States), X Schauffele (United States); 2 H Matsuyama (Jpn)|
Patrick Cantley and Patrick Reed lead the Hero World Challenge with three shots after seven-under 65, while tournament host Tiger Woods opened with a score of 73.
Cantlay has birdied in five of the last six holes in the Bahamas, while her compatriot Reed has recorded eight birdies.
The Englishman Justin Rose, who needs to be ranked among the top three to return to the world rank, is five years behind a mixed 70.
Woods can get back into the top 10 with the win this week and made four birdies, but also a triple bogey.
The American, who was in the world rankings for this event a year ago, won his first tournament in five years in September with a two-shot victory in the Tour Championship.
Playing in his first event since his failure to win a point in the Ryder Cup, he was playing tied by playing the normal three by 12 when his rough token on the left fell back on the slope and fell into the game. ;water. in a six.
But he finished in style with a 170-yard two-foot iron eight for a birdie at the end.
Brooks Koepka, world number one, does not play this week. Rose, world number two, played a majestic wood until reaching the 11th rank and reaching three under, but also had problems at the 12th, where he achieved a double bogey.
Masters champion Reed joined Cantlay at the top of the standings after bending three feet for the 16th birdie and adding another with a curling effort of 12 feet to last.
The 18 men on the Albany course have 14 of the top 20 in the world, with five former world champions and nine great champions.