Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

"Honestly, I didn't think he could win, but now, you certainly think there is a shot". This time it was Donovan Bailey, the former 100m world champion, and Niall Horan, the One Direction crooner, expressing their feverish enthusiasm.

But the bare figures did not tell the full story of a round which featured four birdies, a spectacular eagle and signs that Woods has quickly found a solution to the chipping woes which resurfaced on Thursday.

In Act 2 of his much-hyped return at the Hero World Challenge, Woods fired a solid, at times exhilarating, four-under 68, which had him within two shots of the lead when he completed his round. But it boasts the best and the best do not appreciate losing. He struggled with his chip shots, often faltering on the par 5s, that saw him placed at 1-under after the first nine holes.

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Woods captivated the golf world by tallying birdies on three of his first four holes and making eagle at the par-5 9th to shoot 5-under 31 on the front nine. And all the while, he was driving it in the style one of the celebrated young generation - long, straight. "Now I have a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again". He made a birdie from 4 feet on the first, from 8 feet on the third, from 4 feet on the fourth.

"I proved that the surgery was successful", he said, referring to the spinal fusion that he had in April, which knocked him out of commission for the rest of the season.

Woods is five back at seven under. I really did struggle getting the speed and I blew a lot of them well past the hole and made a few coming back. He stayed there after a birdie on the 11th but a 3-putt bogey on the 12th knocked him off that perch. "I was playing with Justin and he's never played with Tiger".

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