Tiger Woods rebounds, cards 69

Updated: July 18, 2013, 5:30 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

GULLANE, Scotland -- Given where his first tee shot ended up and considering the issues with his left elbow and the lack of golf he's played in the past month, a 2-under-par 69 for Tiger Woods on Thursday was more than acceptable.

Woods overcame an unplayable lie at the first, a chip that failed to stay on the green at the sixth and a putt that went off the green at the 12th to get under par and within 3 strokes of first-round leader Zach Johnson at the Open Championship.

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