Mike Weir, whose last win came 14 years ago in Arizona, leads after the first round in Tucson.
Woods, considered one of the greatest golfers of his generation, was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following the crash on Tuesday, which left him with a fractured right leg and shattered ankle. "Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days," the statement read. Woods, 45, who overcame numerous surgeries to break an 11-year major drought and win the 2019 Masters, had hoped to compete at Augusta in April.
Former world number one Lydia Ko, chasing her first US LPGA Tour win since 2018, shook off an early bogey to post a three-under par 69 on Friday for a one-shot halfway lead in the Gainbridge Championship.