BETHESDA, Md. Sonny Gray Jersey . - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic." He was talking about his back, not his game. One day into his most recent return from injury, thats what mattered to him. Woods opened with two straight bogeys, made five more bogeys in a seven-hole stretch around the turn at tough Congressional and finally found his groove late in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National for a 3-over 74. Woods was tied for 83rd — only 19 players had a higher score — and he will have to score better Friday if he wants to avoid missing the cut for the first time in two years. "I made so many little mistakes," Woods said. "So I played a lot better than the score indicated." Congressional had a lot to do with that. Two weeks after a U.S. Open that had no rough, Congressional made it feel like one. Any shot just off the fairway was buried, making it difficult for even the powerful players to reach the green on some of the longer par 4s. Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead over Ricky Barnes and Freddie Jacobson. Defending champion Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, U.S. Open runner-up Erik Compton and Tyrone Van Aswegen shot 68. Compton birdied his last four holes. "I didnt think it was easy at all," Chalmers said. "I played really well, and I think anybody who plays really well can shoot a low score. You just have to be coming out of the fairway, and I didnt that the majority of the time today." Only 26 players in the 120-man field broke par. This day, however, was all about Woods. He has been golfs biggest draw since he turned pro in 1996 and accumulated 79 wins on the PGA Tour and 14 majors. He won the last two times he played Congressional, in 2009 and 2012. Even with an early start, the gallery lined the entire left side of the 218-yard 10th hole, with hundreds of others watching from the patio and veranda of the famed clubhouse at Congressional. Two holes into Woods opening round, they had reason to ask: We waited three months for this? But it wasnt just Woods. He played with Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, and that trio of top-10 players combined for six bogeys in two holes. All three of them were in the fairway on the same hole one time the entire round — on No. 11, the hardest at Congressional, and only because Days tee shot ricocheted off a tree. Day had a 73, while Spieth shot 74. "It was cool playing the first one back," Spieth said. "I love playing alongside Jason, as well. We are all rooting for each other, and thats a good feeling. It was hard to root for each other because it just looked like the lid was closed on the hole. But once we all started hitting a couple fairways, it got better at the end." Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., the lone Canadian in the field, also opened at 3 over. Woods looked about the same as he has all year. He gave away shots with his short game, with some ordinary chips and not making as many putts as he once did. On his second hole, No. 11, he had a 50-foot putt from the fringe that came up 18 feet short of the hole. He missed consecutive 6-foot putts — one for birdie, one for par. He did most of the damage to his card around the turn, failing to get up-and-down for par on the 15th, 17th and 18th holes, hitting a poor chip from the side of a bunker on the long par-3 second, pulling a pitching wedge into a bunker on No. 3 and missing a 5-foot putt. That put him at 6 over for the round. At the time, Day was 4 over and Spieth was 5 over. "We were all kind of looking to break 80," Woods said. "It was a bit of a fight today for all of us, but we all hung in there." Woods found some rhythm from there, hitting an approach from 196 yards on the 467-yard fourth hole to 3 feet, and ending with short birdie putts on the par-3 seventh and short par-4 eighth by wisely using the slopes in the greens to feed it close to the hole. More telling was his final hole. He thought he had a chance to end his round with a 35-foot birdie putt, and as it broke just right of the cup, he quickly dropped to a crouch and then rose up to go mark his ball. That was the best evidence there was no problem with his back. "The backs great," Woods said. "I had no issues at all — no twinges, no nothing. It felt fantastic. Thats one of the reasons why I let go on those tee shots. I hit it pretty hard out there." Woods last played at Doral on March 9, when he closed with a 78 while coping with pain in his lower back. He had microdiscectomy surgery March 31, causing him to miss the Masters and U.S. Open. 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First, the Red Wings scored the tying goal after officials missed the puck hitting the protective netting, then the Kings wound up losing in a shootout. That could affect playoff positioning in the Eastern and Western Conferences, and thats a concern for everyone.A look at the England v Russia matchday experience in Marseille through the eyes of Sky Sports News HQs James Kilpatrick. Reading the numerous reports of the fan violence that unfolded in Marseille on Saturday shocked me after having a match day experience that, for the most part, I felt safe. England supporters appeared to be targeted by Marseille football hooligans whilst sitting outside a cafe at Euro 2016. I set off to the game with my brother late Saturday morning on a direct train from Beziers, a small town on the south coast, to Marseille. The two-and-a-half hour direct train terminated at Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles, the citys main train station, at around 2pm. As soon as I got off the train, I could see a sea of England shirts alongside a smaller portion of Russia fans in their national colours. Again, from what I saw, there was no trouble at that point despite the large number of supporters mixing in a confined space.Our plan was to go from the main station on the metro to check into our accommodation in the eastern part of the city before heading down south to the fan park.A lot of England supporters, instead of taking the metro, looked to be queuing for taxis and were possibly heading towards the Old Port which would have been just a 10-minute journey. The short metro journey, again, seemed to draw zero problems.At the main station, there looked to be plenty of UEFA promotional signs saying to check out the fan park, but no real indication of where it actually was. Russians trained to fight Russian hooligans who attacked England fans in Marseille were trained to fight This lack of information may have been why so many people headed to the Old Port instead, where seemingly most England fans were located and where the centre of the fan violence was.We got off at Rond-Point du Prado, the metro station right next to the Stade Velodrome. It was also the closest station to the fan park located on Prado beach, which was a 30-minute walk from there. After checking in to our accommodation, we headed down to the beach at around 3:30pm.The walk down Avenue du Prado felt almost serene as small groups of England supporters made their way down to the fan zone. It was a peaceful atmosphere in the England fan zone on Prado beach Once there, it was a relief to see the heavy amount of security at the fan zone present. However, what I found strange was the relatively small amount of England fans.England and Russia fans had been separated into different fan zones with their own big screens, and each person was searched before they could enter.We stayed in the fan park for around four hours, taking in the sun and the extortionately priced food and drink - maybe another reason why many supporters headed to the Old Port instead - while watching the end of Albania v Switzerland and the entirety of Wales v Slovakia with hundreds of other England fans.What was surprising was not only how relaxed the entire place was, but also it looked only half full from around 5.00pm until we left for the stadium at 7.30pm. Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney ask Englands fan at Euro 2016 to behave so UEFA dont take action against the national side. Paul ONeill Jersey. My only close encounter with trouble came just before and after the game.After the walk back up the Avenue du Prado with a mob of excited England fans, there was a chaotic meeting point at the roundabout very close to Stade Velodrome.England fans, from the fan park, were walking up from the south while those from the west were coming from the direction of the Old Port. The walk from Prado beach towards the stadium was mostly jolly The stadium was to the east and, once we reached the roundabout, tear gas could be seen drifting from the left and a lot of loud noise. Some kind of scuffle seemed to have broken out - only a few hundred yards away from the stadium.With personal safety the priority, everyone around me attempted to head for the ground, but were surprisingly being blocked off by riot police.For no explainable reason, riot police looked to be attempting to divert fans, myself included, towards the tear gas, and the trouble, rather than the stadium.Luckily, there were gap between two of the men which some were able to break through before heading to the ground. There was a tense atmosphere building with trouble reaching close to the Stade Velodrome Once outside the immense 67,000 seat stadium, tension was in the air. Each person was individually searched, and tickets were scanned, before being granted access to the ground. Loud chants from both sides caused plenty of anxious looks.Without any real way of knowing beforehand (or perhaps my own naivety), our seats happened to be located in the Russian end.Walking through the gate, the England fans were still jovial as Jamie Vardy chants and dont take me home were sung repeatedly and created what felt like a rousing atmosphere. Flares were set off just moments before the game concluded As the game progressed, from where I was sitting, there were no signs of any problems even with the occasional Russia fan sitting among England fans. It was not until Vasili Berezutskis late equaliser when matters seemed to get heated.Play was temporarily stopped as a flare was hurled onto the pitch from someone in the Russia section, quickly followed by a loud bang.Just afterwards, a notice came up on the two big screens asking Russian fans to remain seated after the game, how effective that was Im not so sure.Although I had a limited view of what was happening in the Russia section, what was shocking to me was seemingly nobody looked to have approached the men letting off the flares and fireworks. A lack of security separating England and Russia supporters There was a very thin line of security separating the fans, which looked to have completely dispersed once the final whistle blew.Just moments before referee Nicola Rizzoli blew the final whistle, there were sudden signs of movement from fans heading towards where we were sitting, which was only around 10 seats from one of the gate exits.When the final whistle blew, to the right we could see a whole wave of England fans sprinting towards the exits and climbing down from the railings to escape an increasingly violent atmosphere.Our seat position meant we were able to get out quickly and saw very few Russian fans outside the ground.For us, that was the end of any potential danger but may have been a completely different story for some who made their way towards the metro station or the city centre. 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