Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

Rickie Fowler fired the lowest round of his career Sunday in the Bahamas to win the Hero World Challenge.

After solid displays on his opening two rounds had left him at seven under par for the tournament, the former world number one suffered a torrid third round with a three-over-par 75. "I hit some really good shots out there (and am ready for) a bright future. and no pain". "It was just one of those days".

Charley Hoffman started the day with a five-shot lead, but Fowler conjured up a tournament-record 11-under 61 to deny his fellow American.

Breezy conditions made sub-par rounds hard at the Albany course with overnight leader Hoffman one of the few to deliver, surging to a five-stroke lead after a birdie at 18 for a two-under 70 and a 202 total.

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Hoffman finished with nine successive pars to claim second place four shots behind Fowler and two ahead of England's Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth, who shot 67 and 69 respectively. He had another eagle putt on the par-5 11th, and generally looks like powerful-ass Tiger friggin' Woods out there.

His second shot hit a rock hidden in the sand, leaving him with a hard up and down to save par. Though he made a double bogey on the 10th hole - his first double of the week - Woods added three birdies on his back nine before he closed with a pair of bogeys. A further bogey followed on the third when an attempted chip onto the green struck the bank and rolled back.

After rolling in his putt at No. 14, Woods doffed his cap and gave fans a little bow.

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