Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

Global sporting icon Woods led for a short time during the second round and offered a demonstration of why he became a golfing great with a huge drive onto the green before holing a tricky putt for an eagle at the 350-yard par-four eighth in his final round Sunday.

"If he continues along this way, the one thing I learned from my 10 years with Tiger is never say never with Tiger Woods".

Traveling on business, Nicklaus has kept abreast of Woods' comeback at this week's Hero World Challenge, though he hasn't caught any of the proceedings from Albany Club in the Bahamas.

He finished four shots clear of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, while England's Tommy Fleetwood was a further two strokes behind and tie with Jordan Spieth.

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It left the 14-time Major victor 10 shots off the lead held by fellow American Charley Hoffman.

For the final round, Woods missed two of 13 fairways off the tee and hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation. Two more bogeys on the sixth and seventh put him four over for the day as his challenge threatened to unravel, and a further bogey on the 10th further deepened the gloom. "I wasn't sure he would play golf again, now I watched him play and think "my gosh", Harmon told Sky Sports. But, hey, it's just one of those days. tomorrow is another fight. "It just ended that way".

If history is anything to go by, the likely return to his first full-field TOUR event will come at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in late January, the last place Woods played in an official event.

"I really didn't feel like I was that far off, that's the insane part", he said. "It feels good", he said. "It feels good to be out here fighting again".

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