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Tiger Woods goes on birdie run after poor start, trails leaders by 5 at Quicken Loans National

  • Tiger Woods hits out of the sand on the first hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Tiger Woods hits out of the sand on the first hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015.  The ball ended up in a bunker. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. The ball ended up in a bunker. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth tee during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth tee during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods got back to shooting in the 60s. But he didn't make it look easy.

Woods bogeyed three of his first four holes in the Quicken Loans National on Thursday, then ran off five birdies in six holes around the turn for a 3-under 68. That left him five shots back of leaders Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

Woods says he stayed patient after his early struggles. He says it's the first time he's turned a bad round into a good one since the Masters in April.

Woods won the tournament in 2009 and 2012 at Congressional in Maryland. The last of his 79 PGA Tour victories was nearly two years ago, and he has plummeted to 266th in the world.