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January 21 2018, 12:31 | Van Peters
Tiger Woods's Return to the PGA Tour went Better than Expected
The future looks bright for Tiger Woods after the 79-time PGA TOUR victor successfully negotiated all four rounds at the Hero World Challenge in his long-awaited comeback from back surgery.
"Man, I hit a lot of good long irons and fairway woods from the fairway, and for the majority of the week I really putted well", Woods said.
Starting the day seven shots behind Charley Hoffman, Fowler birdied his first seven holes to ultimately shoot an 11-under 61 to win by four shots at 18 under.
"We'll sit down with the whole team and we'll figure it out - where I'm going to start, how much I'm going to play, rest periods, training cycles, the whole nine yards".
"That took a little bit of time", added Woods, who finished the week with rounds of 69, 68, 75 and 68.
"I've got to be honest, I really like the way Tiger is swinging the club", Harmon wrote. "I showed some good signs", he said, adding that they pointed toward "a bright future".
As far as his next tournament is concerned, Woods has not yet made a public commitment.
A back-nine double-bogey and two bogeys to finish took some wind out of Woods's sails, but the 41-year-old superstar, playing for the first time since February after yet another back surgery in April, found plenty to be encouraged about. Toxicology reports revealed a plethora of prescription drugs in his system at the time of the arrest, including pain killers.
Hoffman closed with a 72 to finish second at 274.
Fowler was in a class of his own in a scintillating exhibition, birdying the first seven holes and surging into a two-shot lead by going out in 28.
Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for third place on 12 under.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished in a tie for 14th at 288 after a final-round 72.