Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods continues his remarkable comeback at the Hero World Challenge

Woods grabbed his second birdie with a stunning 20-foot putt evoking loud applause, that even forced Fowler - playing nearly a hundred yards away - to take notice.

While Woods made a comeback on this same property in the same tournament previous year, this time looks different.

"I'm just getting back".

It took one round of three-under par for Vegas to start drinking the Tiger Woods Kool-Aid.

Woods is five shots behind leader Charley Hoffman, who registered 12 birdies en route to a 63.

Woods also said that his expectations have changed based on the way he's played so far. 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.

Woods's back nine was much more uneven, with a three-putt bogey at the par-3 12th, and another bogey at 18, where he fanned his tee shot into some clumpy sand right of the fairway. "Now I have a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again". "I mean, that's pretty good for 36 holes". Those are the internal struggles I haven't had for a while. "We've got two more days and I think it's supposed to blow a little harder tomorrow".

"No issues at all", he added when asked as to his body and fitness. He had 12 birdies and three bogeys overall to get to 12 under for the no-cut tournament, three strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood.

Fleetwood's challenge was in danger of being derailed when he double-bogeyed the 10th and dropped another shot on the 11th, but the European number one rallied with a hat-trick of birdies from the 13th to card a 69.

Justin Rose (68) was alone in fourth at 136 with Woods among a group of five at 137.

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