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Woods eyes majors after successful return

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods during the final round of the Hero World Challenge.

A four-under final round of 68 from Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge has him bullish about the future; including a shot at the majors.

Woods finished the week with rounds of 69, 68, 75 and 68 placing him tied for ninth position in the star-studded 18-man field he hosts to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

“Overall I’m very pleased. I showed some good signs; I hit some really good shots out there. A bright future." Woods said.

“I knew I was going to be able to play all four rounds, that wasn’t going to be an issue,”

“The issue was how my scoring was going to be, how was my feel? How am I going to get used to the adrenaline in my system, because it’s the first time in a while.

“That took a little bit of time,”

“I was still scratchy with my irons; I drove it pretty good, made some good putts.

“We’re going to sit down, try to figure out the best way to build my schedule for the majors,” Woods said. “Play enough, but don’t play too much.”

Rickie Fowler won the event by four strokes.

FINAL LEADERBOARD

Rickie Fowler -18
Charley Hoffman -14
Tommy Fleetwood -12
Jordan Spieth -12
Hideki Matsuyama -11
Patrick Reed -11
Justin Rose -11
Francesco Molinari -10
Tiger Woods -8
Matt Kuchar -8


Comments

Posted by sid at
08/12/2017 10:31 AM
so good to see him back fit and healthy, hope he maintains it as golf without Tiger is just not the same. His impact on the game is without peer.
Posted by Gary Roberts at
05/12/2017 04:45 PM
It would be wonderful if Tider could threaten the young guns in the Majors. He's not too old , if his back holds up, his game has everything and he knows how to win like nobody else in the fields. I'd love him to win a couple more... Just 16 .
Posted by Don Drysdale at
05/12/2017 01:07 PM
Take it slow and steady Tiger, we'd all like to see you back.
Posted by Tony at
04/12/2017 10:39 PM
If he wins a major with a fused S1 he's rewriting golf history. No golfer has won a PGA tour event after fusion surgery. Hope he doesn't damage his disks further up. He's hypermobile so he can move ok, maybe more than he should. Good luck Tiger.
Posted by paul at
04/12/2017 03:20 PM
I am glad, we need tiger so much part of the game. he draws big crowds.
Posted by Peter Marshall at
04/12/2017 12:29 PM
Yes it is. Let’s hope his back has healed properly and he can play how we know he can. He showed enough to suggest he can compete but his back is the issue not his ability.

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