Dec 4th, 2016
Day 3 at the Hero and here's how Tiger got on
Another tale of two Tigers
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Tiger got off to an amazing start in the third round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. But could he keep the momentum going?
And the answer is sadly no. He birdied the first three holes of the day, had a brilliant up and down for par at the fourth, and then holed out a bunker shot in astonishing fashion on the par three fifth.
So four birdies in five holes: nice work Tiger.
But was the tide starting to turn on the sixth when he had his first bogey of the round? Well no, as he responded immediately with a birdie on the seventh.
For his back nine Woods birdied the par five 11th, but back–to–back bogeys on 12 and 13 bought him back to three under for the day and nine under for the tournament.
Again he fought back with a twenty–footer for birdie on the 17th.
And then, just as on day one, the wheels got a bit loose with a double bogey on the 18th. He drove into waste ground and with a poor lie, found water and that was your lot.
Woods finished with a credible two under 70, and is eight under for the tournament. He sits nine strokes behind Hideki Matsuyama, and is in 10th place in a field of 17. But let’s not forget that it’s a high quality field, and for a return after such a long lay off, we have to say good work Tiger.