Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

Hope Soto
December 5, 2017

"The one thing I learned from my 10 years as Tiger's coach, and since then, is never say never when it comes to Tiger Woods", Harmon wrote.

"Right now it's easy to think he can be Tiger Woods again and be the best in the world, but that would be a stretch for him", Harmon wrote. Fowler entered the final round seven shots behind Charley Hoffman, but shot 61 to win by four.

"I've got to be honest, I really like the way Tiger is swinging the club", Harmon wrote.

"I'm excited", said Woods, who was playing his first tournament for 301 days since pulling out the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

"That took a little bit of time", added Woods, who finished the week with rounds of 69, 68, 75 and 68.

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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. "I just ended up in bad spots after good shots".

As far as his next tournament is concerned, Woods has not yet made a public commitment.

The 41-year-old did not hold back as he completed an encouraging comeback without showing any signs of being in pain after undergoing a fourth back operation in April. Fowler birdied the first seven holes, and eight in total on the front nine. 1-7 - in his bogey-free round, leading him to victory in the 18-player field.

The world number nine added another three birdies after the turn to take command, winning at a canter as Hoffman could only manage a level-par 72. Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood, who is getting married on the course Tuesday, finished tied for third at 12 under. Woods beat current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson by eight shots.

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