Tiger Woods shoots up-and-down even 72 Wednesday at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods shoots up-and-down even 72 Wednesday at Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods shoots up-and-down even 72 Wednesday at Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods’ return to the golf course following his record-tying 82nd PGA Tour victory in October didn’t quite go as planned early on Wednesday in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.

Battling high winds and struggling to get any approach shots close despite having success off the tee with his driver, Woods made the turn at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas at 2 over, near the back of the pack among the 18-man field.

Then, early on the back nine, he caught fire.

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Woods made par on the 10th hole, then shot up the leaderboard on Nos. 11-15, making birdie on three of the four holes, culminating with a chip-in eagle.

Woods finished his last three holes par-bogey-double bogey to walk off the course with a disappointing even par 72.

“It was not a very good start,” Woods said to some media members after the round, adding how the wind made it a tough scoring day. “I got it going on the back nine there for a bit and got myself right there in the mix. Then hit bad shots on 17 and 18.”

After the first round, Woods sits six shots back of leaders Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed.

Hero World Challenge scores

Position Player Score To par
T-1 Gary Woodland 66 -6
T-1 Patrick Reed 66 -6
3 Chez Reavie 68 -4
T-4 Justin Rose 69 -3
T-4 Justin Thomas 69 -3
T-4 Rickie Fowler 69 -3
T-4 Henrik Stenson 69 -3
8 Jon Rahm 70 -2
T-9 Kevin Kisner 71 -1
T-9 Matt Kuchar 71 -1
T-11 Bubba Watson 72 E
T-11 Tiger Woods 72 E
T-13 Xander Schauffele 73 1
T-13 Webb Simpson 73 1
15 Patrick Cantlay 74 2
16 Jordan Spieth 75 3
17 Bryson DeChambeau 76 4
18 Tony Finau 79 7

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