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Tiger Woods opens Wyndham Championship with 64, best round in 2 years

  • Tiger Woods reacts after holing out a chip shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Tiger Woods reacts after holing out a chip shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods chips to the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Tiger Woods chips to the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)

    Tiger Woods tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods' first round at the Wyndham Championship was his best in two years.

Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday for his lowest score on the PGA Tour since a 61 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013.

He set the tone by holing a 54-foot chip shot on his first hole, the par-4 10th, for the first of his seven birdies.

Woods arrived at Sedgefield Country Club insisting he was playing better than his recent results might indicate.

He had missed the cut in three straight majors and had not finished better than a tie for 17th at The Masters. He's at No. 187 on the FedEx Cup points list and probably needs a win to earn a playoff spot.