Tiger Woods recovered from a poor start to hit a stunning 64 to share the lead after the opening round of the inaugural Zozo Championship in Japan.
The 15-time major champion, making his first appearance since knee surgery in August, tops the leaderboard alongside compatriot Gary Woodland on six under.
His round began with three successive bogeys but the 43-year-old fought back with nine birdies in 15 holes.
Woods and Woodland lead home favourite Hideki Matsuyama by one shot at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba.
It was Woods’ lowest season-opening score of his career as he chases his 82nd US PGA Tour victory to tie the all-time record held by Sam Snead.
Paul Casey is the leading Englishman after carding a one-under 69 to sit tied for 14th, five shots off the lead.