Stunning revival has Tiger in hunt
TIGER Woods got off to a fast start and briefly held the outright lead in the second round of the Hero World Challenge before finishing with a fourunder-par 68, tied for fifth.
Woods scored an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys as his comeback continued in the Bahamas yesterday.
The former world No. 1 stands at seven-under 137 in his first tournament in nearly 10 months following spinal fusion surgery.
“I proved the surgery is successful and the rehab is fantastic,” Woods told the Golf Channel when asked about his play over the first two days of the elite 18-man event that features eight of the world’s top 10.
“Now I have a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again.”
Charley Hoffman’s nineunder 63, which included 12 birdies, put him ahead at 12under 132, three strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth (67) and England’s Tommy Fleetwood (69).
Fleetwood’s countryman Justin Rose (68) was alone in fourth on eight-under, with Woods a stroke back alongside Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler, who both shot 70s, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (66) and Italy’s Francesco Molinari (68).