Tiger Has Rollercoaster Return At World Challenge

Tiger Woods’ first competitive round of golf in more than 465 days had a little bit of everything — flashes of brilliance, head-shaking chip shots, dialed-in irons, loose drives and even a fist pump. When the dust settled, Woods signed for a 1-over par 73 after a disappointing double bogey-par-double bogey finish. 

A promising start — 4-under par through eight holes — was sidetracked when Woods bogeyed two of the next three holes, both of which were par-5s, stalling any momentum the 14-time major winner had accrued.

From there into the house, Woods fought a case of the lefts off of the tee, hit some loose irons and scrambled his way to a few pars and a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th hole. The tough finish dropped Woods from what would have been a tie for ninth place to second-from-last in the 18-man tournament.

The first-round lead is held by J.B. Holmes who fired an 8-under par 64 to top Hideki Matsuyama’s 65 by one and Dustin Johnson’s 66 by two. Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar and Louis Oosthuizen are tied for fourth, three shots back.

The full first round highlights can be seen below, courtesy of the PGA Tour.

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