Tiger Woods delighted with bogey-free round


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Former world number one Tiger Woods admits it was special to not drop any shots during his second round at the Hero World Challenge.

Woods had started the tournament he hosts with a 73, but he fired back to finish with a seven-under par second round to move up to ninth.

He currently shares that position with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson in Albany after showing signs of his former self.

Woods, who had to undergo several back operations and endure months on the sidelines, has refused to get carried away but he did enough to save par on a number of occasions.

He sits on six-under par, six shots behind leaders Dustin Johnson and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama heading into the weekend.

Johnson, 2.63 to win the event, produced another round of 66 in the Bahamas but Woods grabbed the headlines and he was elated with his performance.

He told reporters after his round: “I wanted to keep that card clean. “I don’t know what it is about playing and competing, but keeping cards clean, there’s something really special.

And it feels pretty good about doing that. “Yesterday I had it going and I lost it and finished over par, but today it was different.

I turned those two par-fives into under-par and consequently I was able to play the middle part of the round better. It feels good, I kept the momentum going and moved myself up the board.”

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