Tiger Woods seemingly healthy again, but too early to predict future glory

VIDEO Tiger Woods pulls out classic recoil on long-iron shot at Hero			@PGATour

Five-time champion and World No. 1199 Tiger Woods bogeyed his final two holes en route to a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in the final round of the Hero World Challenge to conclude his 16th appearance on 8-under 280, now up one place to T9.

Charley Hoffman started the day with a five-shot lead, but Fowler conjured up a tournament-record 11-under 61 to deny his fellow American.

But his chipping was mediocre, and he did finish only mid-pack, so let's not expect miracles in 2018 from a man almost 10 years removed from his most recent major championship victory, and four-plus years from any victory.

"I think I competed well", Woods told ESPN after logging his third sub-par round of the weekend.

"I really didn't feel I was that far off". He added three birdies on the back nine but closed poorly, with bogeys on the final two holes. ". I hit just a boatload of good putts".

He finished equal ninth out of 18 competitors on Sunday, 10 shots behind victor Rickie Fowler, his best result in four years and certainly most respectable for a man who had not played a competitive round for 10 months.

"I knew I was going to be able to play all four rounds, that wasn't going to be an issue", said Woods, who also missed all of the 2015-16 season with back trouble.

Woods, in his first tournament in almost 10 months following spinal fusion surgery, said he had some bad breaks on Saturday and that his game was better than his scorecard suggested.

Click on the video above to see Fowler's seven straight birdies! . 1-7 - in his bogey-free round, leading him to victory in the 18-player field.

He shot a 31 on the front nine for the second time in three days and this time it included an eagle-2 on par-4 seventh.

Fowler finished at 18-under, while Hoffman was 14-under with Tommy Fleetwood (67) and Jordan Spieth (69) Tied-3td at 12-under and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama (68) was Tied-5th with Patrick Reed (68) and Justin Rose (70).

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