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Highlights from day 4 of the Hero World Problem as Scottie Scheffler triumphed and Tiger Woods completed 18th

Highlights from day 4 of the Hero World Problem as Scottie Scheffler triumphed and Tiger Woods completed 18th

Tiger Woods has set his sights on an formidable 2024 schedule after making an encouraging return to aggressive motion on the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas.

Woods, making his first begin since present process ankle surgical procedure after withdrawing from The Masters in April, completed degree par for the week at Albany to say 18th spot within the 20-man subject.

The 47-year-old completed some 20 strokes behind world No 1 and event winner Scottie Scheffler, who claimed a three-stroke victory over Sepp Straka, though Woods took loads of positives from his efficiency.

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Tiger Woods says he is ‘come a great distance’ following his return from harm and is hoping to play one event a month in 2024

Tiger Woods says he is ‘come a great distance’ following his return from harm and is hoping to play one event a month in 2024

“I feel I’ve come a great distance,” Woods stated after his last spherical. “From being slightly bit rusty to taking part in 4 days and knocked off loads of rust which was nice, and simply the physicality of really taking part in and competing once more – I have never finished this shortly.

“It was good to get out right here with the fellows, have some enjoyable and compete. I want I might have performed slightly cleaner however there’s all the time subsequent time.”

How did Woods play?

Woods opened his week with a three-over 75 on Thursday, having dropped 4 pictures in a three-hole stretch late in his spherical, however responded nicely with scores of 70, 71 and 72 over the following three days.

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“Each day I bought sooner into the spherical,” Woods stated. “The primary day took me some time to get a deal with on it, second day was sooner, at this time [Sunday] was straight away. Ultimately, after I play regularly, that is usually how it’s.

“I feel the perfect a part of the week is the way in which I drove it. I drove it on just about a string all week. Granted, these fairways are massive. I felt like I had my ball pace up, which was good, and I used to be hitting the center of the face your complete week, which is good.

“So it is not like I’ve to go and attempt to discover one thing the following few weeks or one thing going into subsequent 12 months; what I have been engaged on is true there and perhaps simply [need to] tighten up slightly bit.”

Tiger Woods admitted to being “rusty” forward of his aggressive comeback

What about Woods’ accidents?

Woods has performed a restricted schedule in latest seasons and has made simply six official begins since struggling career-threatening leg and ankle accidents in a automobile crash in February 2021.

The 82-time PGA Tour winner stated pre-tournament that he was pain-free in his ankle since April’s fusion surgical procedure however felt discomfort in different areas, with Woods nonetheless taking time to bodily get well from taking part in 18 holes.

Tiger Woods moved again to world No 898 after his efficiency on the Hero World Problem

“It is about the identical [recovering post-round], I simply do not have the bone ache that I did,” Woods stated concerning the restoration course of. “However I nonetheless should undergo the identical protocols. It takes a very long time.

“That is the unlucky factor about getting older and attempting to do one thing that both I’ve worn out my physique or attempting to maintain up with the youthful individuals, it takes a very long time pre and publish.

“You spend extra time within the remedy room and weight room than you do on a golf course. That is simply a part of wanting to hold round as an athlete.”

When will we see Woods play subsequent?

Woods shall be again in motion later this month on the PNC Championship, reside from December 16 on Sky Sports activities, a 36-hole occasion the place he’ll compete alongside his son Charlie for the fourth consecutive 12 months.

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“It’s a tremendous present to have the ability to share my love of golf with Charlie and we genuinely do sit up for taking part in within the PNC Championship all 12 months,” Woods stated final month. “Competing collectively, towards a subject of so many {golfing} greats and their households, is so particular.”

Requested about his pre-tournament prediction that he might be capable of play one occasion a month in 2024, Woods added: “In the event you ask me proper now I am slightly bit sore. However as soon as a month appears affordable.

“It provides me a few weeks to get well, every week to tune up. Perhaps I can get right into a rhythm. That is what the plan was going into subsequent 12 months and I do not see why that may change.”

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Tiger Woods revealed his plan to return to common appearances on the PGA Tour in 2024 forward of his Hero World Problem comeback

Tiger Woods revealed his plan to return to common appearances on the PGA Tour in 2024 forward of his Hero World Problem comeback

How will Woods’ 2024 schedule look?

Woods’ “event a month” goal raises the prospect of taking part in all 4 majors in a calendar 12 months for the primary time since 2019, which was when he claimed a primary main victory in 11 years and fifteenth of his profession with a one-shot win at The Masters.

We might count on to see Woods again at Augusta Nationwide from April 11-14 to chase a record-equalling sixth Inexperienced Jacket, whereas the PGA Championship from Might 16-19 takes place at Valhalla – the venue the place Woods lifted the Wanamaker Trophy in 2000 as a part of the ‘Tiger Slam’.

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Have a look again at highlights from Tiger Woods’ 5 earlier wins at Augusta Nationwide

Have a look again at highlights from Tiger Woods’ 5 earlier wins at Augusta Nationwide

Woods has missed the previous three editions of the US Open however will wish to function on this 12 months’s contest at Pinehurst from June 13-16, with Royal Troon rounding off the main schedule when it hosts The 152nd Open from July 18-21.

The previous world No 1 will possible function on the PGA Tour earlier than the main season, with loads of choices on the place he might make his first full-field look since April’s ankle surgical procedure.

Woods has received the Farmers Insurance coverage Open (January 24-27) at Torrey Pines seven instances and will use that Signature Occasion as his first begin of 2024, whereas the Genesis Invitational (February 15-18) is hosted by his basis and is the place he opened his 2023 marketing campaign.

March affords the prospect to tee it up on the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill (March 7-10), the place he’s an eight-time winner, though Woods remains to be exempt for The Gamers the next week and will play at TPC Sawgrass within the PGA Tour’s signature occasion.

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Tiger Woods is a two-time winner of The Gamers, final successful the occasion in 2013

Tiger Woods is a two-time winner of The Gamers, final successful the occasion in 2013

How Woods’ 12 months goes will decide how his schedule seems to be past July, with the potential for that includes within the FedExCup Playoffs ought to he be inside the highest 70 of the season-long standings. A prime 30 could be required to function within the Tour Championship, the place Woods loved a memorable victory in 2018.

Are we getting carried away with expectations for Woods in 2024? In all probability. However no matter occurs and every time he tees it up, the sporting world will watch on with curiosity.

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