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Tiger Woods returns to golf, duffs four easy chip shots in awful round

Tiger is paddy last after an opening round of 77 at his Hero World Challenge.

Woods: 11 shots adrift of first-round leader Jordan Spieth.
Woods: 11 shots adrift of first-round leader Jordan Spieth.
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TIGER WOODS MADE his return to competitive golf on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge, a charity tournament he organises in Florida.

It didn’t go well. He shot a 77 and is in last place overnight, 11 shots behind leader Jordan Spieth.

Tiger hasn’t played since the PGA Championship in August to rest his back so you knew he’d be rusty.

Things got off to a bad start when his opening drive went way left and nearly ended up in a swimming pool.

The weirdest thing about his round was that he kept messing up simple chip shots.

He duffed one on the 8th hole:

And then he duffed two straight chips on the 15th hole:

On the 17th, he did it again:

2014 was a nightmare year for Tiger. He has a new swing coach and his back should be healthier in 2015, but he clearly has a long way to go.

– Tony Manfred, Business Insider

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