Tiger Woods struggles, John Rahm leads after first round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods has kicked off his 2019 campaign with a frustrating first round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

A winner of eight titles at the famous Californian course - including the 2008 US Open - he carded a two-under par 70 in a round which included five birdies and three bogeys.

It's Woods' first US Tour event of 2019 and first official start since winning the Tour Championship in September.

The 43-year-old sits in a tie for 53rd - eight shots behind leader John Rahm, who fired a 10 under 62 that included seven birdies, two eagles and a bogey.

The Spaniard holds a one shot advantage over Americans Doug Ghim and World number one Justin Rose, who both shot nine under par 63's.

New Zealand's Danny Lee sits way back in the field after shooting a one over par 73.

The Kiwi got off to a good start, birdying two of his first four holes. But bogeys on 15 and 17 and a double- bogey on 18 cost him, leaving the 28-year-old in a tie for 118th heading into the second round.