tiger woods hits over-par round in his return

Tiger Woods, who underwent surgery twice during his 15 months out, is nine shots off the pace set by an American JB Holmes.

The 14-time major champion, possessed four birdies in eight holes but he bogeyed the ninth after a wayward drive and poor chip.

Another shot by him went on the 11th, while double bogeys on the 16th and 18th left the 40-year old American a stroke over par.

He said he “felt pretty good” and “looking forward to the few days to come” after finishing his round at the event he hosts to benefit his charitable foundation.

“I hit the ball in three bushes and the water, so it could have been something really good,” he told Sky Sports.

Tiger Woods, Vice Captain Stints

Those who are fans of Tiger Woods have been disappointed for a long time as their favorite player has been suffering from injuries that have kept him from getting back to the playing circles.

However, at the Bahamas recently, he was found to be back in form. It was certainly a delight to see him in action for many. He has also announced his decision to join back and play in the Hero World Challenge tournament that is coming up next month.

Indeed, it would be a long time since he would be back in playing form. He has recently had a stint as vice-captain for the US team for the Ryder Cup. Here he also announced his intention to come back to active form, but again, he withdrew his decision to make a comeback a bit later.

Tiger Predicts Ryder Cup Players

It looks like the 14 times Majors title holder Tiger Woods is taking the job of the Ryder Cup vice captain pretty seriously.

Tiger has sent a text to US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III with names of four golfers that he thinks is in the mind of the US team captain. This information was revealed by Davis Love III himself.

Love is happy with how the team for the Ryder Cup is shaping up. With Walker is playing the best golf of his career and winning the PGA Open Championship at Baltusrol, he too will be looking for a place in the US Ryder Cup team.

The Ryder Cup will be hosted in Hazeltine and eight players will be picked on merit to represent the United States. With Tiger texting the probable names list to Love, it is not clear as to whether Love will be in a dilemma to choose those players or whether Tiger’s selection was based on merit.

Love acknowledged that Tiger has put a lot of work in sending the names of the players. He has not just texted the names of certain pairs or some groupings. Ass Tiger is a great tactician, Love says that there is a lot of thought put into by Tiger to come out with the names of the players to represent US.

Woods’ status for Masters remains uncertain

Masters is knocking on the door, and it is still not known whether Tiger Woods would play or not in this prestigious event.

Logic and reason show that Tiger, who has not played since August, would not be teeing it up at the Augusta National. Still, since the fourteen time major champ has not officially withdrawn from the event, rumors, speculation as well as #HotTakes are rearing on social media.
Tiger Woods’ agent told that his participation is no certain. Mark Steinberg’s mail to GolfChannel.com told that there is no further update at this point of time. When questioned how Tiger was recovering from a 2nd back procedure late in 2015 and whether he planned to play the first major this year.
Masters has no last date to commit. Unlike PGA Tour tournaments, golfers just need to register themselves at the event office before their 1st round tee time. Earlier in October, Tiger went through a follow-up back process to relieve discomfort after his 2nd microdiscectomy in September which corrected a pinched nerve.
Previous month, Tiger released a video on his social media account hitting a nine-iron along with the caption, “progressing nicely.” After a week, he told reports that he is not sure whether he would go back to the PGA Tour.

Woods To Compete At Players

Great news for Tiger Woods fans who have been waiting hard to see him once again back in action after his stint at the Masters- the former # 1 golfer would be reportedly competing at the prestigious Players Championships.

The golf great himself announced about his participation at Players over Twitter. The Tournament is scheduled to start next month.

In regards to Tiger’s overall experience with Players, the former # 1 has been able to bag 2 triumphs at the great tournament, the latest one was 2 years back in 2013. He had also been a runner up in one of his Players’ sessions.

Tiger is looking forward to another great session at the TPC Sawgrass course this time and is hopeful to have a repeat of 2013- where he defeated Kevin Streelman & Jeff Maggert to clinch the victory.

“Looking to get back to PLAYERS this time, hopeful for a 2013 repeat”, read one of the recent tweets from Tiger.