Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

Woods dropped another shot at the 10th before getting back on track

The world number nine birdied his first seven holes and won the elite event by four strokes thanks to a course record 11-under par 61 that left him at 18-under 270.

"I showed some good signs", Woods told NBC Sports after finishing the four days at eight-under 280. Woods is 10 back of leader Charley Hoffman but still in the mix for a top-10 or top-five finish at the tournament he hosts.

Said Woods, "I am very happy, very happy that I've hit the ball as well as I have, the feel of my putter, overall shaping of shots and just trying to put together a round".

Woods finally picked up a shot at the 14th, doffing his hat to the crowd in relief, before carding another birdie at the par-three 17th. "It's pretty cool", he said.

"The shot that really threw me for a loop was the shot at three", Woods said.

"When I was struggling with my back, the world seemed very small". "Now I am able to sit back and enjoy it a little bit more".




A further birdie putt on the 18th rolled agonisingly wide and Woods said he didn't think he had major adjustments to make to improve in the final round. "I don't know what my schedule's going to be, but my expectations are we'll be playing next year".

He definitely had the Albany course figured over the first nine holes on Sunday.

Click on the video above to see Fowler's seven straight birdies! .

Although the birdie run eventually came to a halt with a two-putt par at the eighth, Fowler added another at the ninth to reach the turn in 28 and pick up three more over his back nine.

Hoffman, who started the day with a five-stroke lead, shot 72 and faded to second at 274.

"I've got to keep fighting and that is one thing I have always done in my entire career".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stanton's Reps Receive Approval To Meet With Cardinals
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:20
Sunday, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network reported the Marlins indeed agreed to trade frameworks with the Giants and Cardinals. Time and time again it has been reported that Giancarlo Stanton's top choice for his next team is the Los Angeles Dodgers .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:19
Even so, Wenger acknowledged Arsenal had only themselves to blame for a loss that effectively ended their title bid. Arsenal played in some period fantastic attacking football - creating difficulties for us.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Blitzboks dazzle in Dubai as sensational Senatla sinks Kiwis
Dec 03, 2017 - 01:44
Smith was named player of the final for his hard-working efforts but he was quick to pass the praise on to his teammates. After an interception in their own half, New Zealand stormed forward through Sam Dickson but he got scragged short.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg's report of sexual harassment on plane
Dec 03, 2017 - 01:38
Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines has launched an investigation and has temporarily suspended her co-passenger's travel privileges. We want our guests to feel safe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missing Florida teen found safe in Syracuse, soccer coach in custody
Dec 03, 2017 - 01:32
Rodriguez and the teen had been around each other "at sports events, but they've never been alone at all", Smith said. Her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is now in jail on a charge of interference with a child's custody.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arrest Made in Search for Missing 3-Year-Old
Dec 03, 2017 - 01:25
He is charged with concealing of death, obstruction, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus
Dec 03, 2017 - 01:19
The incident reportedly occurred Friday night, with IDF planes attacking the Iranian base at al-Kiswah, south of Damascus. The spokesperson for the Israeli military declined to comment on reports of the attack.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nine killed as Taliban attack Pakistani college
Dec 02, 2017 - 01:06
Shehzad Akbar, medical director of Hayatabad Medical Complex, said six people died of their wounds and 18 were being treated. Local media reported that police and the army reached the site shortly afterwards and exchanged fire with the attackers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Qualcomm sues Apple back; Piper Jaffray analyst predicts iPhone future
Dec 02, 2017 - 01:05
Embattled Qualcomm is also facing a daily fine of €580,000 for withholding information from European Union antitrust regulators. International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban all imports of versions of the device that had Intel modems.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prayer vigil held in Onslow County for Mariah Woods
Dec 02, 2017 - 01:00
Crime Stoppers is offering cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. She said at midnight, her live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, checked on the toddler and allegedly told Hunter to "go back to bed".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Horror-inspired Riverdale spinoff, Sabrina, is coming to Netflix
Dec 02, 2017 - 00:59
No firm date has been given for the show's premiere, but it is expected to drop sometime in 2018. Now, that desire has become a reality, and Sabrina is coming to Netflix .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sushma Swaraj to raise terror issue at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet
Dec 02, 2017 - 00:59
The meeting is mandated to focus on the strategy, prospects and priorities for SCO's developmental cooperation. EAM Swaraj will have bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tennessee Extinguishes John Currie Dumpster Fire, Will Mike Leach Hire Be Finalized?
Dec 02, 2017 - 00:58
He said he "has been charged with finding the right coach for this circumstance: head coach, assistant coach, coordinator". Leach, 56, is 9-3 at Washington State this season, having reached at least eight wins in each of the past three seasons.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ole Miss supposed to get NCAA ruling on infractions Friday
Dec 02, 2017 - 00:57
Freeze resigned over off-field issues - including allegations that he repeatedly made phone calls to escort services - in July. The committee said it reviewed 53,000 pages of information related to the case.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince William Listen Up, Santa ... Prince George Wants ONE Thing
Dec 01, 2017 - 06:39
The four-year-old royal had also circled that he had been "nice" on the list - a statement that his dad offered to vouch for. The cute exchange came after the Prince met members of the Finnish Air Force at Helsinki airport.