Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

Lawrence Cooper
December 2, 2017

The chipping looks much better today and this is easily the best we've seen Tiger play in quite some time.

A Live Blog from Golf.com focusing on Woods' round is here.

Hoffman made 12 birdies on another breezy afternoon in the Bahamas to take a three-shot the lead into the weekend over Jordan Spieth (67) and Tommy Fleetwood (69).

"I hadn't played in a while after some of the difficulties I've been through".

Woods reacts to a missed putt on the 12th green
Woods reacts to a missed putt on the 12th green

Woods, making his first start since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, went out in 35 shots with two birdies and a bogey, before returning in 34 shots with three birdies and a bogey.

Tiger Woods' latest comeback attempt continues at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. "I've still got a long way to go", added Woods, who also missed the entire 2015-2016 season. Those are the internal struggles I haven't had for a while. After a booming drive of 295 yards down the fairway at the par five ninth he was left with 271 yards to the green.

"After that 31 on the front I could have got two more on the back nine, so that's frustrating", Woods said afterwards. Woods had a 68 and finished five shots behind Charley Hoffman. "The greens they seemed to be a foot faster", he said after his round. He outdrove his playing partner, this year's PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas, more often than not, capped an 18-yard putt to save par on No. 9 with a fist pump and finished just three shots out of the lead. "I played nine straight days at home before coming here and that's one of the reasons I did just that".

But, overall, the signs are good.

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