Tiger Woods Comes Roaring Back From Injury With Excellent Opening Round

It was certainly a sight to behold today when Tiger Woods teed off today at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 

Woods has been out of action for 10 months after undergoing his most recent back surgery and what he produced today, albeit very early days, will give fans some hope that we may see Tiger dine at golf’s top table once again.

Woods shot an opening round 69 to leave him tied seventh, four shots behind clubhouse leader Tommy Fleetwood.

As expected, Woods’ round was a bit of a mixed-bag especially when it came to his chipping which seems to cause him problems throughout the round.

For example, on the fourth hole, Woods failed to find the green from close range with a poor chip shot but thankfully his excellent pressure putting, which was on show throughout that day, saved him par on that particular hole.

Woods shot five birdies throughout the day including back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th which really gave him some momentum on the home stretch.

As we have seen from some of Woods’ comebacks in the past, he tends to unravel somewhat over the course of the competition but due to his own admission that he is feeling better than ever, in addition to his familiarity with the course, we may see man who’s ranked No 1,199 in the world in the mix over the next couple of days.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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