Tiger Woods tracker: Follow Tiger Woods’ second round at Hero World Challenge


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio discusses Tiger Woods’ return at the Hero World Challenge.

Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge on Thursday with a 3-under 69 at Albany Golf Course in New Providence, Bahamas.

He begins Friday just three off the lead with a real chance to make a big impression in his first start in 10 months.

Follow our Tiger Tracker here to get a constantly updated shot-by-shot account of his round as he looks to make more noise. Here we go:

Tiger Tracker

HOLE No. 4: Par 4, 489 Yards

Off the tee (12:27 p.m. ET): Are we watching 2000 Tiger off the tee? Another perfect blast down the middle. If he continues to drive it like he has so far this week, we are in for quite something.

Second shot (12:30 p.m. ET): Tiger flags this one! It ends up 4 feet above the hole. That left for birdie to tie the lead…

On the green (12:32 p.m. ET): TIGER WOODS IS TIED FOR THE LEAD! He slides that left-to-righter in and oh my, we’re going to lose it soon! Tiger tied on top at 6 under!

Tiger on the day: 3 under thru 4 (T-1)

HOLE No. 3: Par 5, 572 Yards

Off the tee (12:09 p.m. ET): Tiger pures a drive down the third fairway. It carried 279 yards and probably went about 300 overall. One gallery member appeared to yell, “He’s back.” Not too far off from agreeing…

Second shot (12:15 p.m. ET): Oh yeah, he’s feeling it! Tiger club twirls this one and the ball ends up in front of the green. A great shot at birdie.

Around the green (12:17 p.m. ET): Tiger putts this one about 5 feet past, maybe a little bit more. But still a great birdie chance.

On the green (12:19 p.m. ET): And Tiger buries it! He’s now 5 under and one back after his second birdie in three holes.

Tiger on the day: 2 under thru 3 (T-2)

HOLE No. 2: Par 3, 187 Yards

Off the tee (11:57 a.m. ET): A solid one here. He finds the green, and hits it pin high to about 30 feet.

On the green (12:02 p.m. ET): Tiger’s first putt goes about 5 feet by, but he knocks in the comebacker for a two-putt par.

Tiger on the day: 1 under thru 2 (T-4)

HOLE No. 1: Par 4, 423 Yards

Off the tee (11:43 a.m. ET): Tiger’s opening drive today is a beauty. He finds the fairway again, but this time there’s no luck needed. This was perfect down the left-center of the fairway.

Approach shot (11:49 a.m. ET): After a 335-yard opening drive, Tiger had 96 yards on his second. He stuffs that to about 5 feet! We could be in for an opening birdie!

On the green (11:54 a.m. ET): He walked that one right in! AN OPENING BIRDIE!

Tiger on the day: 1 under thru 1 (T-4)


Tiger is on the premises. Let’s get ready!