Woods confirms comeback with second round 68

Tiger Woods tries to drive the 7th green during the pro-am for the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club in Nassau Bahamas on Wednesday Nov. 29 2017. Woods is playing for the first time since back surgery in April

Tiger Woods' Masters odds just went way down

Those odds looked somewhat generous after the first round and appeared faintly ridiculous after Woods birdied three of his first four holes on day two and eagled the ninth in spectacular fashion to claim the outright lead.

Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and fired a four-under par 68 despite a pair of bogeys on the back nine as his comeback continued at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday.

"I hadn't played in a while after some of the difficulties I've been through". As you can see, even with the fused back, I still have some speed out there and these are all things I've had to learn and will continue to learn.

The 14-time major champion, who has had four back operations in the past three years, finished tied for eighth in the 18-strong field with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood in the lead on 66. I've still got a long way to go.

"I proved that the surgery was successful", he said, referring to the spinal fusion that he had in April, which knocked him out of commission for the rest of the season. He is five shots behind pace-setter Charley Hoffman, who made 12 birdies and shot 63 to move to 12 under through 36 holes. This is a new body that I'm getting used to.

Hoffman's amazingly carded just three pars on the day at Albany Golf Club, finishing his round with five straight birdies. "That's going to take time, a lot more practice, a lot more training and more tournaments". Rose had five birdies against one bogey.

While Woods made a comeback on this same property in the same tournament a year ago, this time looks different. They were dry, they were rolling out and I airmailed a few of them well past the hole. Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell are T-10 at 6 under.

"When that guy's healthy, everyone knows what that guy can do".

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