Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

How am I going to get used to the adrenaline in my system for the first time in a while?

A troublesome start dominated by bogeys proved costly for Tiger Woods as he struggled to a three-over 75 in the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Woods, in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery, said that he had some bad breaks and that his game was better than his scorecard suggested. Overall I'm very pleased.

"I hit some really good shots out there (and am ready for) a bright future. and no pain". I knew I was back playing again.

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 endured a reality check on Saturday after an error-strewn round saw him tumble down the leaderboard at the Hero World Challenge. Both of his over-par scores came on par-5s, which he played in 1 over, clearly an aspect of his game that he will need to improve.

The 14-time major champion will turn 42 on December 30 and his likely schedule is yet to be confirmed, however, there were enough positives from the four rounds to suggest Woods can be a regular contender again. "I haven't quite figured it out yet".

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. "Day to day stuff was very hard for me to do", Woods said.

Click on the video above to see Fowler's seven straight birdies! .

"He thinks he can win every tournament he plays in".

"I felt rusty starting after a month and half (off) so I can't imagine what it felt like for him", said Thomas, who also shot 69.

"I hit the most attractive three wood that went 300 yards in the wind".

"It feels good", Woods said.

"He looks really strong", said Hall of Famer Ernie Els, the designer of Albany who was on hand to watch the first round.

Woods and compatriot Matt Kuchar tied in ninth place behind Italy's Francesco Molinari.

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