Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Tiger Woods reacts after missing putt on the 11th hole during the first round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Lynne Sladky

Tiger shows glimpses of brilliance in return to action

GOLF: Tiger Woods has made a roller-coaster return to competitive action at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The 14-time major winner, playing in his first tournament in 15 months after having two surgeries on his back, made a flying start with four birdies in the opening eight holes to take a share of the lead.

But a poor back nine, including two double-bogeys in his final three holes, sent the former world No.1 back down the leaderboard, finishing with a one-over 73 to sit second last in the 18-man field.

"It felt good to have that adrenaline surging through the system again. It's been a long time,” Woods said.

Fellow American J.B. Holmes was in the lead on eight-under after the first round.


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