Woods finishes strong with final-round 68 at Hero

A top 10 finish at the Hero World Challenge left Tiger Woods with a smile on his dial

On Monday, he made an even bigger jump in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Rickie Fowler closed with a blistering 61 to finish at 18-under 270 for the weekend to claim the Hero World Challenge title.

Fowler finished four shots in front of fellow American Charley Hoffman, the overnight leader by five strokes who carded a final-round 72.

The 41-year-old did not hold back as he completed an encouraging comeback without showing any signs of being in pain after undergoing a fourth back operation in April.

The 14-time major champion will turn 42 on December 30 and his likely schedule is yet to be confirmed, however, there were enough positives from the four rounds to suggest Woods can be a regular contender again.

"We'll sit down with the whole team and we'll figure it out - where I'm going to start, how much I'm going to play, rest periods, training cycles, the whole nine yards".

"I really didn't feel I was that far off".

Tiger Woods had plenty of power off the tee in his comeback at the Hero World Challenge
MIKE EHRMANN GETTY IMAGES Tiger Woods had plenty of power off the tee in his comeback at the Hero World Challenge

Fowler made birdies in a variety of ways Sunday, holing out from the bunker and draining long putts.

Fowler was in a class of his own in a scintillating exhibition, birdying the first seven holes and surging into a two-shot lead by going out in 28. England's Tommy Fleetwood (276), world No. 2 Jordan Spieth (276) and world No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan (277), Patrick Reed (277) and Olympic champion and world No. 6 Justin Rose of England (277) rounded out the top five.

"I don't know what golf courses I'll be playing and what's the best way to go about it", he added.

"That took a little bit of time", added Woods, who finished the week with rounds of 69, 68, 75 and 68. ". I hit just a boatload of good putts". How am I going to get used to the adrenaline in my system, because it's the first time in a while.

"I'm excited", Woods said on Sunday.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished in a tie for 14th at 288 after a final-round 72.

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