Woods starts well but with too many ‘silly mistakes’

Tiger Woods closed his first round back to tournament golf in over 15 months in second last place following two late double-bogeys in what was a rollercoaster round of 73 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The former world number one had enjoyed a spirited early charge with four birdies in his first eight holes before a bogey at the 9th signalled what was to come at the turn.

“I hit the ball in three bushes and a water ball today. It could have been something really good. I got off to a nice solid start and made a few mistakes there. I didn’t play the par 5s very well in the middle part of the round and consequently got it going the wrong way,” Woods said.

“I just made some really, if you look at it, some really silly mistakes, mistakes I don’t normally make, but I haven’t played in a while.”

“Unfortunately, I made those mistakes, I can clean that up. We’ve got three more days.”

Woods heads in to his second round trailing leader J. B Holmes by nine shots after firing an eagle and seven birdies in his round of 8-under 64.