|Hero World Challenge, first round|
|-6 T Fleetwood (Eng); -Five R Fowler (US), M Kuchar (US); -Four J Rose (Eng), Ok Chappell (US), D Johnson (US), J Spieth (US); -Three T Woods (US), J Thomas (US), C Hoffman (US), F Molinari (Ita)|
Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods shot a three-under-par 69 as he returned at the Hero World Challenge following nine months out injured.
The American, 41, has had a couple of once more operations lately and was pressured to withdraw from February’s Dubai Desert Classic with once more spasms.
In September, he discussed he might not at all return to competitive movement.
He shot five birdies and two bogeys to trail England’s Tommy Fleetwood by the use of three footage throughout the Bahamas.
“I didn’t know what I could do,” Woods discussed.
“I’ve been taking part in numerous holes at space alternatively it’s different while you’re in a fit. I had numerous adrenaline going and I had to dial it once more just a bit.
“Those are the interior struggles I have not been thru shortly. To come out right here and rating like I did used to be great. It used to be a laugh to be a part of a scorecard once more.”
Woods is searching for his first fit win since 2013, and has no longer received a major since 2008.
The 18-strong invitational fit, which benefits Woods’ charitable foundation, moreover accommodates world number one Dustin Johnson. second-ranked Jordan Spieth and world amount three Justin Thomas.