Tournament host and 5-time champion Tiger Woods bobbed and weaved to a 4-over-par 36-40=76 in the final round of the 18th Hero World Challenge to post 4-under 284, down five places to solo 15th (of 17 players), 14 in arrears to champion Hideki Matsuyama.
The 40-year-old, who celebrates his birthday Dec. 30th, began the final frame in solo 10th on 8-under after opening his 15th appearance in 73, bogey-free 65, and 70. He circled five birdies, including three straight on Nos. 7-9 and back-to-backs on 14 and 15, but outbalanced them with three bogeys and three doubles, eventually carding the worst round of the day. For the week, the 79-time TOUR winner carded a field-best 24 birdies, but gave 20 of those back with eight bogeys and a field-worst six doubles. This was Woods' first competitive action in 466 days and while an unofficial TOUR event, the World No. 898 does collect 4.38 world-ranking points and jumps 248 places to No. 650.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:08:00 PM