Sport Bogey-free in Bahamas: Tiger Woods cards 6-under 66 Thursday at Hero World Challenge
Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods' Thursday round at the Hero World Challenge
Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods' Thursday round at the Hero World ChallengeEighteen of the world’s best are at Albany for the fifth consecutive year, with Woods making his first appearance since winning his record-tying 82nd PGA Tour event in October at the inaugural Zozo Championship in Japan.
Despite a blistering back nine stretch on Wednesday, Tiger Woods walked off the course at even par after the first round of the Hero World Challenge thanks to a disappointing final two holes.
On Thursday, the event’s five-time winner got his revenge. Woods made eight pars and one birdie on the front nine, then proceeded to get hot once again on the back nine.
Woods made eagle on No. 11 after a terrific drive and even better approach shot, followed by a birdie on the par 3 12th hole, par on No. 13 and yet another birdie on the driveable par 4 14th. That 4 under through four hole stretch propelled Woods to T-3, just two shots behind the leaders at that time.
Reed builds 3-shot lead in Bahamas as Tiger rallies
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A tropical breeze replaced the raging wind and made golf a lot easier for Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and just about everyone else Thursday in the Hero World Challenge. Reed took advantage of the back nine at Albany Golf Club for the second straight day. He was tied for the lead until making six birdies over his last 10 holes for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland. “It's one ofReed took advantage of the back nine at Albany Golf Club for the second straight day. He was tied for the lead until making six birdies over his last 10 holes for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland.
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Another par on No. 15 and a beauty of a birdie on the 16th kept Woods within three shots of leader Patrick Reed. He saved par with a testy five footer on 17 and made par on 18 to card a bogey-free 6-under 66. He walked off the course with the best round of the day, T-3 and four shots out of the lead.MORE:
Lack of back-nine hero shots costs Woods shot at Hero World Challenge title .
Tiger Woods had played the back nine at Albany in 11 under through the first three rounds, but Woods suddenly went cold Saturday, and it cost him a chance at winning his own tournament.But Saturday, Woods suddenly went cold on the closing stretch, and it cost him a chance at winning his own tournament for the sixth time.