WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods shot a two-under 34 for the first nine holes in Sunday’s final round of the Hero World Challenge in what his mother said was a bid to escape last place in the 18-player tournament he hosts.
“He said, ‘I’m sick and tired of being in last place,’” his mother, Kultida, told Reuters from behind the first green, where she watched Woods two-putt from 25 feet to open with a par.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Young American Jordan Spieth was on course to satisfy his 2014 season’s objectives by storming to a seven-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge, while host Tiger Woods showed his grit in Saturday’s third round.
Spieth, who two years ago became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years, made three birdies in a row to start the day and another trio from the 12th.
WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Tournament host Tiger Woods battled nausea and fever but soldiered through the third round of the Hero World Challenge to shoot a three-under-par 69 at Isleworth on Saturday.
Woods, in last place in the 18-player field, coughed repeatedly into a towel and vomited along the third fairway, but carried on in his return to competition after an absence of some four months due to back pain.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tournament host Tiger Woods battled a case of nausea as he soldiered through the third round’s front nine in one under par at the Hero World Challenge on Saturday.
Woods, back after an absence of some four months due to back pain, knelt down and coughed into a towel at the first tee and turned away with a sudden case of more coughing as he made his way down the third fairway.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods took a step forward but acknowledged he had a lot of work ahead after Friday’s second round of the Hero World Challenge where he trailed leader Jordan Spieth by 14 strokes.
Woods, back in competition after nearly four months away due to back injuries, improved to a two-under 70 after an opening 77 despite suffering from a fever, but a wobbly short game continued to plague him.
WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods shook off the effects of a fever and caught fire on the back nine before a last-hole stumble as he shot a two-under 70 in Friday’s rain-interrupted second round of the Hero World Challenge.
“I wasn’t feeling my best, that’s for sure,” said Woods, who ran a temperature of 102 before the fever broke during the second round of his comeback from back injuries and the challenge of another swing change.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods shook off the effects of a fever as he played the front nine in even par in Friday’s second round of the Hero World Challenge.
Woods, who shot an opening five-over-par 77 on Thursday in his first competition since August, had already sweated through his gray shirt as he stood on the first tee after politely declining to shake sponsors’ hands because he was afraid he was contagious.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods was at a loss to explain his latest struggles after an error-strewn return to competitive golf on Thursday at the Isleworth course he knows like the back of his hand.
The former world number one sputtered to a five-over 77 in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge that left the tournament host last in the 18-man field.
WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods fizzled out in his return to competitive golf as a slew of miscues left him in last place after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge on Thursday, well back of leader Jordan Spieth.
Woods, who had not played competitive golf since the PGA Championship in August due to back troubles, struggled with all facets of his game en route to a five-over-par 77 that left him 11 shots back of rising American talent Spieth.
WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has pronounced himself fit, but he did not appear ready quite yet as his rust showed on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge after a nearly four-month absence from competition.
Woods, who shut down his 2014 season in August after having back surgery and then further discomfort, was five-over and in last place after the first nine holes at his former home course of Isleworth in an 18-man event benefiting his foundation.