Rickie Fowler fires seven birdies in a row at Hero World Challenge

Sheri Evans
December 4, 2017

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.

A sixth straight birdie at the sixth pulled Fowler into a share of the lead, before holing a 10-foot gain at the par-four next to claim the outright advantage.

Woods was 10 strokes back but he had plenty of smiles as he answered the question of how he would do in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery.

Many wondered how Woods would do in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery and the answer was a positive one, especially on the final day.

After solid displays on his opening two rounds had left him at seven under par for the tournament, the former world number one suffered a torrid third round with a three-over-par 75.

By the time he had finished the first 10 holes, he was already five-over for his round till he made a late recovery with a pair of birdies on the back nine.

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"Anything I did right ended up in a bad spot, then everything I did wrong, it was really bad", Woods told NBC television. I hit some really good shots out there.

"I don't know what golf courses I will be playing, what's the best way to go about it.We'll figure it out".

"I've got to keep fighting and that is one thing I have always done in my entire career". England's Tommy Fleetwood (67) and Jordan Spieth (69) tied for third at 12-under 276.

"Tiger is wonderful for the game, and I am like many fans who are delighted to see him playing again", Nicklaus said.

Said Tiger after his round, "It's ridiculous it took me 14 holes to make a birdie".

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