Tiger Woods, a new complicated start at Hero

A complicated start for Tiger Woods in the Bahamas during the third round of the Hero World Challenge, with ups and downs following various feats, but also some mistakes resulting from fatigue

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tiger Woods, a new complicated start at Hero
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A complicated start for Tiger Woods in the Bahamas during the third round of the Hero World Challenge, with ups and downs following various feats, but also some mistakes resulting from fatigue. On the Albany course, on the island of New Providence, Woods, together with the number 4 in the world, Viktor Hovland, and with a score of 216 (par) finished in sixteenth place in the unofficial PGA Tour tournament, organized by his foundation.

Tiger Woods, results

On the contrary, Scottie Scheffler takes the lead in the world ranking thanks to an extraordinary performance, finishing the third round with a score of 200 strokes (16 under par), with a three stroke advantage over Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick in second place with 203 strokes (13 under par) and American Justin Thomas in third place with 205 strokes (11 under par).

Scheffler demonstrates his ability once again, scoring four birdies, two show eagles and only one bogey on the 18th hole. Woods, however, finishes with four bogeys and five birdies. Scheffler, after a subpar performance at the Ryder Cup in Rome, is aiming for victory in the Bahamas for the last stage of the tournament.

Tiger Woods, born Eldrick Tont Woods (Cypress, California, December 30, 1975), is an American golfer. He is considered one of the best golfers of all time. His father Earl, a veteran of the United States military, is of African, Chinese and Indian origins, while his mother Kultida has Thai, Chinese and Dutch origins.

His real name is Eldrick, but he received the nickname "Tiger" from the nickname of his father's friend, a Vietnam War veteran. Over time everyone called him that, so he officially adopted the name Tiger. He was a prodigy since he was a child.

He began playing golf at the age of two, learning from his father who was a fairly experienced amateur golfer. At three years old, he performed on television playing a round of golf against actor Bob Hope. At eight years old he won the world junior championship.

At age 18, he became the youngest golfer to ever win the United States Amateur Championship. He achieved excellent results in both the youth and adult categories. In 2005, at age 29, he reached a turning point in his career, winning ten major professional golf titles.

That put him third all-time, after Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. He and Bobby Jones are the only golfers to have won thirteen major titles before the age of 30.

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