Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

Tiger Woods strong again at Hero World Championship

After an impressive round yesterday where Tiger Woods shot 69 to leave him among the chasing pack behind clubhouse leader, Tommy Fleetwood, the 41-year-old produced a stunning round (68) today to leave him tied for fourth (at the time of writing), just four shots behind Charlie Hoffman and two shots behind Jordan Spieth.

Woods captivated the golf world by tallying birdies on three of his first four holes and making eagle at the par-5 9th to shoot 5-under 31 on the front nine.

"They seemed to be a foot faster", Woods told The Golf Channel, adding that he was satisfied with his fitness following back surgery in April.

The tournament scoreboard is here.

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"I think everyone was hoping for the best, but yes, this is better than what we thought would happen", said Joe LaCava, Woods' caddie. "A lot more practice, a lot more training and more tournaments". I've still got a long way to go. After a massive drive on the ninth, Woods rifled a 3-wood from 275 yards to 18 feet and canned the putt for eagle.

"Tiger is back", Carter said of Woods' Thursday performance. As you can see, even with the fused back, I still have some speed out there and these are all things I've had to learn and will continue to learn. "I played nine straight days at home before coming here and that's one of the reasons I did just that". To come out here and score like I did, that was nice. "My body is accustomed to playing". 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 just played solid".

On the back nine, he picked up three more birdies before a bogey on the 15th pegged him back again.

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