POTOMAC, Md. — Tiger Woods used a new putter and got the same middling results Thursday in the Quicken Loans National.

Woods battled back from a double bogey with five straight birdie chances from 8 feet or closer. He made only two of them and had to settle for an even-par 70, leaving him seven shots out of the lead in the opening round on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.

Andrew Landry set the pace on a difficult, but rain-softened course with a 7-under 63. J.J. Spaun matched him in the afternoon, playing in the group behind Woods with hardly anyone noticing that he played bogey-free while running off five birdies in a seven-hole stretch.

All the attention was on Woods, who had hoped a mallet-style putter might help him shake out of a putting slump. It didn’t.

“I shot about the score I should have shot today,” Woods said.

He never made a putt outside 10 feet, and the final stretch in the afternoon appeared to be a wasted chance to salvage a score under par. Woods also kept his round from getting worse with two big par saves to start the back nine, including an up-and-down from 147 yards on No. 11 after driving it into the trees.

LPGA: South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kildeer, Illinois.

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Champion birdied three of the four par-5 holes at Kemper Lakes in the third of the LPGA Tour’s five majors.

Brooke Henderson, the 2016 KPMG winner and runner-up last year, was a stroke back with Jessica Korda, Jaye Marie Green and Brittany Altomore.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Bradley Dredge carded a 4-under 67 to lead by one shot after the opening round of the French Open at Paris.

The Welsh player, who closed with a 66 at last week’s BMW International Open, continued his good form with five birdies in windy conditions at Le Golf National.

Two-time champion Graeme McDowell and Andy Sullivan of England were both a shot off the lead.

U.S. SENIOR OPEN: Jerry Kelly made his only bogey of the day on No. 18 to close out the first round in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a two-shot lead at 4-under 66.

Kelly had a tricky 4-footer to save par, but when it slid to the right, he joined every other player in the 155-man field with at least one bogey on the card. With a handful of players still on the Broadmoor course, only eight had broken par.

Rocco Mediate, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kevin Sutherland and Deane Pappas finished at 68. Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, who won a playoff in qualifying to make the field, made only five pars and finished at 15-over 85.