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Woods opens with 69 at Hero World Challenge

Woods opens with 69 at Hero World Challenge

Regardless of what this means for the future, let's just enjoy what we're seeing from Woods and appreciate the fact that he's back on top of a leaderboard after almost a year off from professional golf.

Unfortunately, he bogeyed the next hole and then made par for the rest of the back nine until he bogeyed the 18th which put took a bit of gloss off his mostly, excellent round.

Tiger Woods' latest comeback attempt continues at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Woods started with a birdie after an excellent approach shot and picked up another stroke at the third, before a brilliant second shot at the fourth gave him a short putt for a share of the lead. I got a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again.

"After that 31 on the front I could have got two more on the back nine, so that's frustrating", Woods said afterwards. Woods dropped a few shots with poor chips around the green, but most of the field also struggled with the tough bermuda lies here at Albany.

The back nine, as he admitted himself, was a little disappointing, with just one birdie coming his way at the par five 11th. Woods had a 68 and finished five shots behind Charley Hoffman. "They were a foot faster than yesterday, they were really dry and rolling out". This round featured five birdies and even included a signature Tiger fist pump (early in the round when he saved par with a putt from just off the green at the par-4 fourth). The Masters, which Woods last won 12 years ago, are in April.