Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Tiger Woods of the USA chips on the fifteenth gap in the course of the first spherical of the Hero World Problem at Albany Golf Course on November 30, 2023 in Nassau, . Mike Ehrmann/Getty Photographs,/AFP

Tiger Woods stated he felt “mentally rusty” on his return to aggressive golf on Thursday after the 15-time main winner carded a three-over-par 75 within the first spherical of the PGA Tour’s Hero World Problem within the Bahamas.

The previous world primary has not performed since April when he withdrew in the course of the Masters as a result of damage earlier than present process ankle surgical procedure.

The 47-year-old has stored a restricted competitors schedule after a 2021 automotive crash left him with a severe leg damage and whereas he stated his physique held up advantageous on Thursday the psychological facet of the sport let him down.

“I felt like I used to be able to compete and play,” stated Woods, who completed the day eight pictures behind joint leaders Brian Harman and Tony Finau.

“I hit it strong a lot of the day. As I stated, I simply didn’t mentally do the issues I usually would do and I have to do.

“Now I do know mentally what I have to do higher. Bodily, I knew I used to be going to be OK. Mentally, I used to be actually rusty and made plenty of errors within the thoughts that usually I don’t make.”

Regardless of being “sore throughout” Woods was wanting ahead to getting again heading in the right direction for the second spherical of the event, which he hosts for the advantage of his charity.

“We’ve received some work to do tonight. Tomorrow, get again within the gymnasium and activate and prepare for it,” he stated. “Hopefully I hit some higher pictures.”

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