Title: Tiger Woods: 'I wasted a lot of shots'

Description: LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole was a nice way to end the day, but Tiger Woods didn't let it mask his disappointment. Opening Statement Tiger Woods had opened a PGA Tour event with a score of 66 or better 47 previous times prior to Thursday. He went on to win 21 of those tournaments. Here's a look at how he's fared in such cases: Finish No. Times Won 21 2nd-4th 12 5th-10th 6 Outside top-10 8 -- Shot 66 at BMW on Thursday -- ESPN Stats & Information Despite making seven birdies at Conway Farms Golf Club to finish three strokes behind first-round leader Brandt Snedeker at the BMW Championship, Woods lamented his missed opportunities on the greens. "I certainly wasted a lot of shots out there today,'' he said. "I missed three short ones (putts) and played the par 5s stupendously. One of those days.'' Woods' two bogeys were the result of three-putt greens that ended with lipped-out par putts. He also failed to birdie any of the three par 5s, including missing a 5-footer at the eighth, his 17th hole. But he did manage to roll in a long putt at the ninth to cap his score of 66, which left him in a four-way tie for third place. Snedeker, whose seven straight birdies were a PGA Tour-best for 2013, shot a 63, a stroke better than Zach Johnson. Woods is tied with Charl Schwartzel, Steve Stricker and Kevin Streelman. "You get on runs like that, you get excited for the next hole because you know something good is going to happen, because you're in such a good frame of mind and everything is going in the right direction," Snedeker said. The BMW Championship is the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events that concludes with next week's Tour Championship in Atlanta. The leader in points following next week's tournament at East Lake wins a $10 million bonus.

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