Tiger Woods struggles in return to competitive golf

Tiger woods made a doleful start to his latest injury comeback, firing a five over par 77 to sit last after round one of the 18-player Hero World Challenge. He completed 11 fondles behind the first-round leader in his return to competitive golf after an absence of nearly four months. While his health is fine, his game was anything but in Thursday’s first round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Golf and Country Club.

He hadn’t played in the tournament due to a back injury since missing the 36-hole cut at the PGA Championship in August.

Tiger Woods said that, “It was just one of those days where nothing goes your way. I feel like I didn’t hit it that poorly.” Tiger Woods, who turns 39 on December 30, has not won a chief title since the 2008 US Open. He will surely become the first player to win four majors beyond his 39th birthday to match Nicklaus.

The most shocking shots that he had made, however, were the ones that travelled the shortest distance. At the time of his long walk damaged by an unwanted short game that looked very rusty, Woods needed two shots to get out of a greenside bunker and chunked four – four! – Chip shots, two of them in progression when he made bogey on the 13th hole. It was his nastiest performance in 53 rounds over 14 visits to the tournament, which he has won up to 5 times.

He will need to continue induction the ball – and certainly start chipping the ball better – if he is to get into disputation. He said that, “I have three more days”. “If I can get under par for the tournament after, and then expectantly have a good weekend, I hope to get myself back into controversy.”