Recap: Tiger Shoots 69 in Return To Action

In his first competitive action in some 300 days, Tiger Woods posted an impressive 3-under 69 in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge. It was a very encouraging start for the golf superstar.


TIGER’S BULLETS

Here’s a recap of Tiger’s round:

  1. Woods was solid to the green, hitting 12 of 18 – a 66.7% clip. Only five players were more accurate.
  2. He was also impressive on the green with a 1.667 Putts Per GIR, which was T4 in the field.
  3. He was a bit shaky off the tee, hitting about half (7 of 13) of the fairways (53.8%).
  4. He finished with five birdies which left him in the top tier.
  5. At 41, and having played just a handful of rounds the past few years, he hung in there with the world’s top-ranked players.
  6. In fact, as the 1,199th ranked golfer in the world he beat World Nos. 5, 7, and 8 (Matsuyama, Koepka, and Stenson), while tying the World No. 3 (Thomas).
  7. He made his first fist pump after a par-save on the 4th hole, and slammed his first club on the 12th.

CLASSIC TIGER RIP

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THE FIRST FIST PUMP

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TIGER’S CARD

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THE FINAL PUTT

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Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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