Tiger Woods carded a three-over 75 to depart himself eight strokes behind leaders Brian Harman and Tony Finau; watch Woods in motion on the Hero World Problem all through the week dwell on Sky Sports activities Golf
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Tiger Woods admitted to creating psychological errors and feeling “rusty” after making a pricey end to his opening spherical on the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas.
Woods, making his first look since withdrawing mid-round from The Masters in April, began positively earlier than dropping 4 pictures in a three-hole stretch on his again 9 to stutter to a three-over 75.
The previous world No 1 combined 4 birdies with 5 bogeys and a double-bogey throughout an eventful begin, leaving him eight strokes behind co-leaders Tony Finau and Brian Harman and 18th within the 20-man subject.
“I used to be rusty, I did not have my feels and circumstances had been robust early,” Woods informed the Golf Channel. “I form of hung via there, and I didn’t end off my spherical after I wanted to. Consequently, it form of went sideways on the finish.”
Woods was beneath par for his spherical till a pricey double-bogey on the par-five fifteenth, the place he discovered a bush off the tee and was solely capable of advance his subsequent shot a few toes ahead, with additional bogeys over the following two holes slipping him additional down the leaderboard.
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“I had actually an absence of dedication via a lot of the center a part of my spherical and ending,” Woods defined. “I simply did not fairly decide to what I used to be doing and feeling.
“As an alternative of reacting to it, I used to be occupied with doing it. Then as I used to be occupied with it, ought to I do that or not, by then I am pulling the set off. I should not actually pull the set off. Hit a nasty shot. I stored doing it time and time once more.
“It was an absence of dedication to what I used to be doing and feeling. I’ve received to do a greater job of it. I needed to compete, I needed to play. I felt like I used to be able to compete and play. I hit it strong a lot of the day. As I stated, I simply did not mentally do the issues I usually would do and I must do.”
Woods stated pre-tournament he not longer felt ache within the ankle he underwent surgical procedure on in April however skilled discomfort in different elements of the physique, with that extra obvious after his first aggressive spherical in 236 days.
“I am sore, there is no doubt about that,” Woods added. “We have some work to do tonight. Tomorrow [Friday] get again within the gymnasium and activate and prepare for it. Hopefully hit some higher pictures.”
Requested the place he felt sore, Woods stated: “All over the place…My leg, my again, my neck. Simply from enjoying, hitting pictures and attempting to carry off pictures. It is simply totally different at recreation pace, too. Sport pace’s so much totally different than at residence pace.”
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