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Tiger’s Promising Start Takes Turn for Worse

After an outstanding front nine, Tiger Woods' round took a downward turn at the Hero World Challenge.

After much anticipation, Tiger Woods finally returned to the PGA Tour Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

He created quite a stir when he birdied four of the first eight holes to climb into a share of the lead at 4-under-par.


RELATED: Tiger’s World Ranking Timeline from 1994 through 2016.

Four-under was the high point, as he dropped a shot with his first bogey at No. 9 and another at 11. After a birdie at 15, he closed with double bogeys at Nos. 16 and 18. He finished at 1-over-par, putting him in 17th place out of 18 golfers. Only Justin Rose finished worse than Woods. (Click for full scoreboard)

“It could have been something really good today,” Tiger said.

VIDEO: Here is Tiger’s perspective on his return to professional golf after a 16-month layoff.

 

 

J.B. Holmes is the first-round leader at -8. Hideki Matsuyama trails at -7 and Dustin Johnson is at -6. Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar and Louis Oosthuizen are in fourth place at -5.

 

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