Tiger Woods carded a 4-over par 76 on Tuesday after making three double-bogeys during his round to fall into 15th place in the 18-man Hero World Challenge, finishing 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.
You might read that and think it's confirmation that Woods simply doesn't have what it takes anymore, but though Tiger made a half-dozen ugly scores over his four rounds in the Bahamas, there's reason to believe Tiger can once again be the best in the world.
Over 72 holes, Tiger made 24 birdies. That's more than anyone else in the field.
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Matsuyama, who finished the tournament at 18-under par, carded 22 birdies for the week. Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler had 21, while Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson had 20.
To be fair, Woods didn't card any eagles all week while many of those other players did, and gave away almost all of those strokes by having the fewest amount of pars and the most double-bogeys in the field. Still, Woods proved he can still score with the best in the world, and admitted that many of his mistakes stemmed from the fact that he wasn't entirely comfortable on the golf course yet.
"Quite frankly … it feels a little weird not to play in a cart."