Earlier Wednesday afternoon, 18 of the world’s best golfers flocked to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. Everyone from Justin Thomas to Rickie Fowler to Jordan Spieth took the course today.
The biggest draw of the tournament, though, was Tiger Woods.
After winning his last tournament to tie Sam Snead with 82 victories on the PGA Tour, Woods entered this weekend’s tournament with some momentum.
Although he struggled out of the gate on Wednesday, Woods found his form on the back nine. He sat two-over after the first nine holes, but went five-under in a five-hole stretch on the back nine to get to three-under for the day.
Unfortunately, Woods ended his round with a bogey on No. 17 and a double-bogey on No. 18 to finish the day at even par.
There were great moments to the round, though. That includes when Tiger out-drove one of the game’s long ball hitters.
Woods was paired with Justin Thomas – known for his prowess off the tee. Tiger smacked a drive right down the center and out-drove Thomas by a good 30 yards.
Age is just a number.
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He had to let Thomas know about it, staring at the youngster’s ball and then back at him before walking up the fairway to his own drive.
Tiger will be back on the course tomorrow. He has plenty of work to do, trying to chase down the leaders at six-under.