Woods confirms comeback with second round 68

Tiger Woods plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the Hero World Challenge

After an impressive round yesterday where Tiger Woods shot 69 to leave him among the chasing pack behind clubhouse leader, Tommy Fleetwood, the 41-year-old produced a stunning round (68) today to leave him tied for fourth (at the time of writing), just four shots behind Charlie Hoffman and two shots behind Jordan Spieth.

Woods, making his first start since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, went out in 35 shots with two birdies and a bogey, before returning in 34 shots with three birdies and a bogey.

Woods played near-flawless golf on the front-nine at Albany Golf Club.

The tournament scoreboard is here.

"I thought it was great", said Woods, who matched the round of his playing partner in PGA Tour's Player of the Year Justin Thomas.




"It was fun to get out there and actually be part of a scorecard again". After a massive drive on the ninth, Woods rifled a 3-wood from 275 yards to 18 feet and canned the putt for eagle.

"I got the ball in the hole and the balls were going in, which was nice", Hoffman said in an interview with the Golf Channel.

From there, he pitched to approximately 15 feet and burned the left edge with his birdie putt. It was his first eagle in competition since Round 2 of the 2015 Wyndham Championship. "I played nine straight days at home before coming here and that's one of the reasons I did just that".

Well, he is Tiger Woods. Rose had five birdies against one bogey. "They were dry, they were rolling out and I air-mailed a few of them well past the hole but I really did struggle with my speed". A few more pars followed as Woods was all business - nearly expressionless and clearly enjoying his return after 10 months - before providing a peek into his famous fist-pump on the par-3 eighth.

"I didn't know what to expect, because I hadn't played".

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