Tiger Woods finishes 9th on comeback

Butch Harmon'I really like the way Tiger is swinging the club
		Getty Images

The 41-year-old did not hold back as he completed an encouraging comeback without showing any signs of being in pain after undergoing a fourth back operation in April.

It has been nine years since Woods last won a major, the 2008 edition of the US Open.

His eight-under-par total was good enough to beat world No.1 Dustin Johnson, FedEx Cup victor and world No. 3 Justin Thomas and US Open champion Brooks Koepka and it lifted Woods from 1,199th to 668th in the world golf rankings.

That was just one of the shots that delighted an enthusiastic gallery following the 14-time major champion that included Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal. Fowler, ranked No. 9 in the world, had trailed 54-hole leader Charley Hoffman by seven strokes entering the day.

"I've got to be honest, I really like the way Tiger is swinging the club", Harmon wrote.

"I think I competed well", Woods told ESPN after logging his third sub-par round of the weekend.

Woods eagled the par-4, 350-yard seventh hole and mixed six birdies with two bogeys and a double bogey in his closing round.

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.

Fowler finished at 18-under, while Hoffman was 14-under with Tommy Fleetwood (67) and Jordan Spieth (69) Tied-3td at 12-under and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama (68) was Tied-5th with Patrick Reed (68) and Justin Rose (70).

"Overall I think we should all be very impressed".

Woods struggled on Saturday after leading for a short time during the second round of his first competitive event for 10 months, but his swagger was back in the Bahamas on Sunday. Woods beat current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson by eight shots.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mega Man 11, Mega Man X games coming to PC in 2018
Dec 05, 2017 - 01:47
The game is coming to Nintendo Switch , PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One , and Windows PC in late 2018 . Based on the trailer, the game has only two major changes from its predecessors, and they both relate to the art style.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First US Bitcoin Futures to Start Trading Next Week
Dec 05, 2017 - 01:46
Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken are the constituent exchanges that now contribute the pricing data for calculating the BRR. Due to its volatility, bitcoin futures will be subject to higher margin levels and intraday price limits, the CME said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lingard, De Gea lead Man Utd past Arsenal
Dec 04, 2017 - 00:30
With United leading 2-1 at the time, De Gea made a remarkable double save to deny Lacazette's low half-volley and Alexis Sanchez's effort on the follow-up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Margot Robbie confirms working on "separate spinoff" Harley Quinn movie
Dec 03, 2017 - 00:39
And when it comes to Harley Quinn and all of the other badass women in Batman's rogues gallery, there's a lot of potential. She told them: "It's hard to kind of talk about it because all this stuff is under like, kind of lock and key.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tomorrow - We will see the supermoon for the first time in 2017
Dec 03, 2017 - 00:36
The weather in West Michigan looks to cooperate with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. If you miss the first viewing, another good time to sneak a peek is when the supermoon reaches its peak at 4 a.m. on December 4.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump changes story on reasons for firing Michael Flynn
Dec 03, 2017 - 00:36
Neither Trump nor Pence indicated concern then that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not been told the true story. Comey, in May, he initially cited his handling of the Clinton email investigation as the reason for his dismissal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sauber confirms Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson as 2018 race line-up
Dec 03, 2017 - 00:36
The Italian vehicle manufacturer is making a return to the sport after 30-years to sponsor the team. Meanwhile, Sweden 's Marcus Ericcson stays in the lineup despite failing to score a point in 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trumps light national Christmas tree for first time
Dec 02, 2017 - 00:35
The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'. The family Christmas card is framed and on display.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mexican immigrant acquitted in shooting death of woman in San Francisco
Dec 01, 2017 - 04:39
Zarate's defense attorneys, Matt Gonzalez and Francisco Ugarte were both quick to connect the verdict to President Trump. The gun was stolen four days before the killing from the parked auto of a visiting Bureau of Land Management ranger.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roy Moore says liberal, LGBTQ 'conspiracy' to blame for sex abuse allegations
Dec 01, 2017 - 04:38
At least four uniformed police officers were in the sanctuary for the service. Moore also blamed " Democrats pushing a liberal agenda ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here Are The New, More Capable BMW i8 Coupe And Roadster
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:28
The rear window, which doubles as a wind deflector, also is altered, allowing it to be closed or opened separately from the roof. Additionally, in Comfort or Eco Pro mode, the i8 can be driven on electricity alone at speeds up to 75 miles per hour .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eight donkeys 'jailed' in India for eating plants worth Rs 50000
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:28
The authorities said the donkeys belonging to Kamlesh, a local, on November 24 had devoured costly saplings and other crops. They had reportedly munched their way through 500,000 Indian ruppees (around £5,800) worth of plants left outside.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CBS Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd Following Allegations Against Jeremy Piven
Nov 29, 2017 - 00:25
CBS has opted to let a drama series close out its run on the network without a back-nine order. Andrews wrote this story, (c) 2017 The Washington Post .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top English Premier League Report: Watford v Manchester United 28 November 2017
Nov 29, 2017 - 00:24
Meanwhile, Manchester Evening News have reported that three other first-team players have missed the trip to Watford . Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who immediately replaced Lingard as a substitute , received a hug from the Portuguese.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Massage Envy facing allegations of sexual assault by clients
Nov 28, 2017 - 00:24
According to a report from BuzzFeed News , the women say therapists at the popular chain groped them and committed other sexual acts.