Tiger Woods described his latest comeback as "great" after carding a three-under-par 69 to sit handily placed following the opening round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Woods, making his first start since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, went out in 35 shots with two birdies and a bogey, before returning in 34 shots with three birdies and a bogey.
The solid effort, which included an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys, left the former world number one at seven-under 137 in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery. "It was fun to be part of a scorecard again".
Further success came on the fourth, when Woods recovered from a fluffed chip to rescue his par from 15 feet, and a birdie from 25 feet on the eighth took him to two under.
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The 41-year-old tournament host led for a short time following a magnificent start to his second round, but it was a very different story on moving day as he bogeyed the first after pulling his tee shot left. I had a lot of adrenaline going and I had to dial it back a bit. Instead, Woods shot 40 on the front nine, didn't make a birdie until the 14th hole and wound up with a 75.
The performance impressed leading coach Denis Pugh.
Said defending champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan here on Wednesday, "I am sure Justin or Jordan (Spieth), we haven't seen his best of golf, but if he gets back to that point every week he will be the favourite and he will win a lot of tournaments".