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Tiger Woods: His fitness held up, but his battle has just begun

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Woods' caddie Joe LaCava believes merely playing five rounds on consecutive days represented significant progress for his player



Caddie Joe LaCava gave the most realistic assessment after Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf.

"I wasn't going to compare him to the rest of the field," said Woods' bagman after his boss finished 15th of the 17 players who completed the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Tiger Woods returns with over-par round at World Hero Challenge

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Woods' previous appearance was at the 2015 Wyndham Championship where he tied for 10th




Tiger Woods hit a one-over-par 73 on his return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The 14-time major champion, who has twice undergone surgery during 15 months out, is nine shots off the pace set by fellow American JB Holmes.

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Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Asian WGC winner

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Hideki Matsayuma hit 29 birdies during the tournament in Shanghai, China



Hideki Matsuyama of Japan became the first Asian winner of a World Golf Championships event as Britain's Rory McIlroy finished fourth.

Matsuyama shot a six-under 66 in the last round of the WGC-HSBC Champions to finish seven clear of Sweden's Henrik Stenson and American Daniel Berger.

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Tiger Woods: Everything against return - Sir Nick Faldo

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Faldo presented Woods with his first Masters Green Jacket in 1997




Six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo says "everything is stacking up against" Tiger Woods in his attempt to return to golf following injury.

American Woods, who last competed in August last year, planned to play in this week's Safeway Open, but withdrew saying his game was "too vulnerable".

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