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Tiger just hit this offensively bad drive ... and still made a remarkable birdie

What a remarkable hole.

ONE OF THE most intriguing storylines at the Masters this week is the performance of Tiger Woods.

To summarise: he’s back.

Woods charged up the leaderboard with four birdies on the front nine but he looked to have blown any remote chance of catching runaway leader Jordan Spieth when he did this on the 13th tee:

It’s the kind of drive you might expect a nervous 28-handicapper to hit at Augusta, not a 14-time Major winner.

It went just 176 yards off the tee — about 60% of what you’d normally expect from a Woods drive. In fact, he was very fortunate that it didn’t go out of bounds.

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What happened next was truly astounding. Woods played a recovery to the middle of the fairway before stitching his approach and leaving himself with a 15-footer for a most unlikely birdie.

And yes, he made it.

Is he back? You betcha.

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Niall Kelly

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