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EYE OF THE TIGER NOW ON MAJORS.

TIGER WOODS wasn't quite the Hero in the Bahamas last night - but he proved to himself he can still be a Major man.

A final-round 68 in the Hero World Challenge saw Woods finish 10 shots behind winner Rickie Fowler - no disgrace considering Fowler's course-record 61 that included an incredible 11 birdies.

Former world No.1 Woods has dropped out of the world's top 1,000 after a series of back operations. But after he bravely bounced back from Saturday's disappointing three-over-par 75, he was so certain that he can regain his best form that he even used the word 'Major'.

Tiger, who confirmed he will return to normal competition in the New Year, said: "We are going to sit down to figure out what is the best way for me to build my schedule next year for the Major Championships.

"We will work out how much my training cycles are going to be, and play enough but not play too much."

Ryder Cup star Fowler (above) finished 18 under par thanks to a blistering final round that broke the heart of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who threw away his fiveshot lead with a closing 72.

Southport's Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth, who shot 67 and 69 respectively, finished in a tie for third behind Fowler and Hoffman, with Justin Rose in a tie for fifth.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 4, 2017
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