Rickie Fowler fires seven birdies in a row at Hero World Challenge

  • Rickie Fowler fires seven birdies in a row at Hero World Challenge

Rickie Fowler fires seven birdies in a row at Hero World Challenge

The future looks bright for Tiger Woods after the 79-time PGA TOUR victor successfully negotiated all four rounds at the Hero World Challenge in his long-awaited comeback from back surgery.

After solid displays in his opening two rounds had left him at seven under for the tournament in the Bahamas, the former world No. 1 suffered a torrid third round with a three-over 75.

His second shot hit a rock hidden in the sand, leaving him with a hard up and down to save par.

Tournament host Woods made three birdies on the front nine and there were huge cheers when he holed a tricky putt for an eagle two at the 350-yard par-four seventh, set up by a mammoth tee shot which ended up beyond the pin.

He finished four shots clear of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, while England's Tommy Fleetwood was a further two strokes behind and tie with Jordan Spieth.

The American opened with a 12-foot birdie at the first and added further gains over his next three holes, before continuing the run by chipping in from a greenside bunker at the par-four fifth.

Tiger Woods put together a strong round in his final day of the Hero World Challenge.

After rolling in his putt at No. 14, Woods doffed his cap and gave fans a little bow. "It took me 14 holes to make a birdie". "At that time I've already played four par-fives and nothing happened". "Today it was a lot, unfortunately".

"We're going to sit down, try to figure out the best way to build my schedule for the majors", Woods said. "It feels good", he said. "A bright future." Woods said. "I've missed doing this".