Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods: 'I was fighting out there'

The former world No. 1 carded a four-over 76 in the Farmers Insurance Open to sit 11 shots behind leader Justin Rose of England.

Woods, playing in his second tournament since a 16-month injury layoff, struggled off the tee on the South Course at Torrey Pines and said he was affected by the slow pace of play.

The 41-year-old has won seven PGA Tour titles at Torrey Pines and he clinched the last of his 14 majors -- the 2008 US Open -- at the San Diego track.

But the rain-softened venue proved a tough test for the world No. 663.

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Woods, who has dropped to number 898th in the world rankings in his prolonged absence from the game he once dominated, closed Sunday with a four-over par 76 in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

It completed a mixed four days, the highlight a second round 65, which briefly raised hopes of an unlikely victory in the invitation event sanctioned by the PGA Tour.

That went to Japan's in-form Hideki Matsuyama, who withstood some last day pressure from British Open champion Henrik Stenson to win on 18-under-par.

Wood finally set for return?

 "I am excited to make my return at the Hero World Challenge," the 14-times major winner was quoted as saying.

The Tiger Woods Foundation is a charitable beneficiary of the tournament.

The 40-year-old American has been sidelined for 15 months due to back-related issues.

Woods was set to play in the PGA Tour's first event of the new season - the Safewat Open, last month but pulled out just days before the first round.

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Mcllroy gives perfect explanation for Tiger’s success

Woods, who is set to make his PGA Tour return at the Hero World Challenge in December, has won more WGC events than any other golfer in history.

With 18 wins in these competitions, he has 15 more than the next closest (Dustin Johnson and Geoff Ogilvy have three).

McIlroy was asked why Woods found so much success in these events and he did not hold back.

"Honestly I think because of the no-cut format," McIlroy said. "I think that's probably a big thing to do with it. You play with a little more freedom.

Tiger Woods casts doubt on Jack Nicklaus major record chase

The former world No.1 needs four more majors to equal Nicklaus' mark, but the 40-year-old has not won one of golf's big four events since the 2008 US Open and has not played competitively since August 2015 after multiple back surgeries.

Woods was asked in an interview to be aired Thursday on "Charlie Rose: This Week on PBS" whether he still thinks he will get to 18 majors.

"To be honest with you, no," he replied.

USA enjoying having Tiger, even without a golf club

Wednesday marked the second day of practice rounds at Hazeltine National Golf Club, and Woods was once again an accessible presence on the course for players to talk to for advice.

Woods followed the group consisting of Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar for the second straight day, but players outside of that pod have enjoyed his presence as well.

Phil Mickelson spoke about Woods' influence in the locker room, and his desire to help the team play their best golf.

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Love announced the selections of Rickie Fowler, JB Holmes and Matt Kuchar for the playing line-up at a media conference on Monday, with the captain to make one more pick following the conclusion of the Tour Championship on September 25 to club the US line-up.

Kuchar playfully suggested it could go to Woods, who last week announced his intention to return to competitive action at the Safeway Open in October having been out since August 2015 with a back injury.

Woods targets October return

The 14-time major champion has been out of action since August 2015 due to a back injury, but is planning to tee off at the Silverado Resort and Spa in California on October 13 after playing in the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier that week.

Former world number one Woods also aims to play in the Turkish Airlines Open in November and the Hero World Challenge, an event hosted to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, in the Bahamas a month later.