FS1's Cris Carter: 'Tiger Woods Is Back'

  • FS1's Cris Carter: 'Tiger Woods Is Back'

FS1's Cris Carter: 'Tiger Woods Is Back'

Woods went out in five-under 31, with three birdies in his first four holes and an eagle on the ninth. Regardless of what this means for the future, let's just enjoy what we're seeing from Woods and appreciate the fact that he's back on top of a leaderboard after almost a year off from professional golf. He struggled with his chip shots, often faltering on the par 5s, that saw him placed at 1-under after the first nine holes.

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods offered a blast from the past on Friday afternoon - and just maybe a glimpse into the future.

Hoffman made 12 birdies on another breezy afternoon in the Bahamas to take a three-shot the lead into the weekend over Jordan Spieth (67) and Tommy Fleetwood (69).

"Tiger is back", Carter said of Woods' Thursday performance. "Now I have a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again".

"I had a hard time all day with the speed on the greens".

"I'm just getting back".

"I thought it was great", said Woods, who matched the round of his playing partner in PGA Tour's Player of the Year Justin Thomas. "I just played solid".

The day belonged to Charley Hoffman, however, who shot the round of the tournament so far - a stunning nine-under-par 63 that rocketed him to the top of the leaderboard on 12 under. "They were a foot faster than yesterday, they were really dry and rolling out". He outdrove his playing partner, this year's PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas, more often than not, capped an 18-yard putt to save par on No. 9 with a fist pump and finished just three shots out of the lead.