Woods 5 back of Kuchar's lead after opening-round 69 at Riviera
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Tiger Woods couldn't maintain his hot start, but the man chasing his 83rd career win remains in the mix after firing an opening-round 69 on Thursday at the Genesis Invitational.

Tiger is currently T17, five strokes back of Matt Kuchar, who holds a three-shot advantage after he scorched Riviera with an impressive 64.

Woods eagled his first hole of the day and added two birdies on the front nine to post a 31 at the turn, but lost control off the tee on the back and posted a 2-over 38 to finish his day.

Here's a look at the top of the leaderboard after Day 1. The entire list of scores can be seen here.

Place Player To Par R1 Score
1 Matt Kuchar -7 64
T2 Kyoung-Hoon Lee -4 67
T2 Russell Henley -4 67
T2 Wyndham Clark -4 67
T2 Adam Schenk -4 67
T2 Harold Varner III -4 67
T7 Rafa Cabrera Bello -3 68
T7 Carlos Ortiz -3 68
T7 Rory McIlroy -3 68
T7 Patrick Cantlay -3 68

Woods will tee off at 10:16 a.m. ET on Friday alongside Justin Thomas and Steve Stricker.

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