Hero World Challenge: Hole-by-hole analysis of Tiger Woods' final round
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 03/12/17 8:59pm
Tiger Woods bounced back from his disappointing third round to match his lowest total of the week during an encouraging final round at the Hero World Challenge.
The 14-time major champion bogeyed his final two holes to close a four-under 68 in scoring-friendly conditions, equalling the score posted on Friday and ending the week on eight under.
Woods, making his first competitive appearance since February's Omega Dubai Desert Classic, rolled back the years in the Bahamas as he fired six birdies and an eagle in an impressive display.
Playing alongside Justin Thomas, Woods opened with a booming drive and pitched to inside 10 feet but missed the birdie putt past the left edge.
Woods' long-range birdie try at the second ran several feet past and left the tournament host having to sink a six-footer to save par, before a bump and run from off the third green set up a six-foot birdie.
A two-putt par at the fourth was followed by a 15-foot gain at the par-three next, with Woods pulling his 12-foot birdie attempt at the sixth wide of the target.
The 41-year-old pulled out the driver for the reachable par-four seventh and drained the 30-footer for eagle, sinking to his knees in celebration, before making a two-putt par at the eighth and attacking the ninth in two.
Woods got up and down from off the green to add another birdie and reach the turn in 31, only to become unstuck with a short approach and then over-hit chip into the par-four 10th.
Two putts from 12 feet saw Woods post a double-bogey six - his first of the week - before he undid some of the damage at the next by carding a two-putt birdie from 25 feet.
The world No 1,199 recovered from almost finding the water off the 12th tee to chip to six feet and save par, but failed to convert a birdie opportunity from a similar distance at the next.
Woods attacked the 14th green and nudged in a close-range birdie, before getting up and down from a fairway bunker at the par-five 15th to pick up another shot and go six under for the round.
After making a two-putt par from just off the 16th green, Woods handed a shot back as he dragged an effort wide from less than six feet at the par-three 17th.
Another good drive at the par-four last was followed by an approach to 20 feet, only for Woods to card an uncharacteristic three putt and miss out on his lowest total of the week.