Tiger Woods’s Golf Game Shines after Divorce

updated 08/26/2010 AT 11:05 AM ET

originally published 08/26/2010 AT 11:10 AM ET

Coincidence?

After struggling for months, Tiger Woods jumped out to an impressive start Thursday in his first golf tournament since finalizing his divorce from Elin Nordegren.

At The Barclays in New Jersey, Woods made a staggering seven birdies to finish the day sharing the lead with another pro with a score of 65, his best round of the year.

It feels good to be able to control my ball all day like this, Woods told reporters.

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