Smiling Woods ties for ninth as Fowler wins with 61

Smiling Woods ties for ninth as Fowler wins with 61

Butch Harmon said it is not out of the question that Tiger Woods will win another major after an encouraging comeback at the Hero World Challenge.

The 41-year-old, who last played at the Dubai Desert Classic in February, carded a four-under final round of 68 but was powerless to prevent fellow countryman Rickie Fowler from claiming a four-shot win after a stunning 61.

He finished four shots clear of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, while England's Tommy Fleetwood was a further two strokes behind and tie with Jordan Spieth.

Woods, in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery, said that he had some bad breaks and that his game was better than his scorecard suggested.

Pain free, the former world number one struck for six birdies and an eagle at the Albany course before two closing bogeys. Though he made a double bogey on the 10th hole - his first double of the week - Woods added three birdies on his back nine before he closed with a pair of bogeys.

"I showed some good signs", Woods told NBC Sports after finishing the four days at eight-under 280. "Nobody was sure how far he'd hit his iron shots, but I think he's done pretty well with that too".

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UCF has had some supporters in the College Football Playoff argument this year due to their undefeated record. Frost and the Knights are 11-0 and remain one of only two unbeaten FBS schools at this point in the season.

Woods finally picked up a shot at the 14th, doffing his hat to the crowd in relief, before carding another birdie at the par-three 17th.

"Anything that I did right ended up in a bad spot, and then anything I did wrong it was really bad", Woods said.

"I haven't had a chance yet to see Tiger play and can only go by the results".

And as recently as June, Nicklaus said that if Woods should resume playing golf he still firmly believed that Woods, who turns 42 later this month, could challenge his record of 18 major championships. "We took care of that and kept it rolling".

"It feels good", Woods said.

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