Tiger Woods unable to tame windy conditions, shoots first-round 78 at The Open

Tiger Woods' opening round at the 150th Open Championship started Thursday with a perfect tee shot in a fresh divot in the middle of the fairway

Unfortunately for the 15-time major champion, it didn't get much better from there. By the time it ended about six hours later, Woods had carded a 6-over 78

It was a disappointing beginning for Woods, who is playing in only his third official tournament this season

After finding his opening tee shot in a divot, Woods' second shot caught a strong gust of wind. His ball ended up in a burn in front of the green

Woods said he compounded his bad luck by never adjusting to the speed of the Old Course's greens, which he said were slower than its fairways

Woods, a two-time winner of The Open at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005, was tied for 146th among 156 players in the field after the first round

The good news for Woods is that he said the walk on the Old Course was easier than it was during the opening rounds of the Masters in April