Tiger Woods closes Hero World Challenge with strong round, shoots 68

Tiger Woods closes Hero World Challenge with strong round, shoots 68

Tiger Woods closes Hero World Challenge with strong round, shoots 68

Former world No1 Tiger Woods believes a bright future lies in wait after finishing in a tie for ninth place at the Hero World Challenge - his first tournament in 10 months.

No one could match Rickie Fowler, though.

Starting the day seven shots behind Charley Hoffman, Fowler birdied his first seven holes to ultimately shoot an 11-under 61 to win by four shots at 18 under.

Breezy conditions made sub-par rounds hard at the Albany course with overnight leader Hoffman one of the few to deliver, surging to a five-stroke lead after a birdie at 18 for a two-under 70 and a 202 total.

Many wondered how Woods would do in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery and the answer was a positive one, especially on the final day.

Hoffman countered two bogeys and a double-bogey with six birdies in a two-under 70 and a 14-under total of 202. I showed some good signs. On 3, I smashed a drive down there and then hit a 2-iron about 265 into the wind, I just hit it on a rope, put it up there on the green.

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I have faced these kind of teams a lot of times in my career. "It's the same as I do to beat them". All the managers want to help their players because if they play bad we'll be sacked.

"I haven't had a chance yet to see Tiger play and can only go by the results".

"Now I am able to sit back and enjoy it a little bit more.it's been really nice". "Day to day stuff was very hard for me to do", Woods said.

"It feels good", Woods said.

Fowler made birdies in a variety of ways Sunday, holing out from the bunker and draining long putts.

"You've got to keep fighting, and that's one of things I've always done in my entire career is just keep fighting and try to post the best number I possibly could", Woods added.

The 18-player field boasts eight of the top 10 players in the world, including No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson, who shot 68 and is tied for fourth with Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kevin Chappel.

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