Tiger Woods' Masters odds just went way down

Tiger Woods will tee it up with Justin Thomas in his latest golf comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas

He also played the five par-5 holes in 1-over for the day.

Woods faltered a little on the back nine after an outward nine of 31 had him contending for the lead but there is little doubting his readiness for more tournament golf in early 2018 and that golf is ready for him.

It took one round of three-under par for Vegas to start drinking the Tiger Woods Kool-Aid.

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods offered a blast from the past on Friday afternoon - and just maybe a glimpse into the future.

Woods was playing in the first round of the 18-person Hero World Challenge on Thursday.

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Man United will also qualify if they lose and CSKA Moscow failed to beat bottom side Benfica in the group's other game. Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera are the preffered choices for the centre of the park, alongside Pogba.

On the par-five third his eagle putt from just off the green went just wide but left him with an easy birdie. "It was great to be part of a scorecard again and I am delighted with how it went after all the problems I have had".

"The only thing I struggled with was the speed of the greens".

That the world no. 18 was up at 4 am to feed young son Frankie seemed to have no effect on his fluent play and he said he felt good with his scores. "I just played solid".

Charley Hoffman put on a show of his own in the second round, carding 12 birdies, including five straight to close out his round. Already Woods has gone in to eighth favourite to win the US Masters in April at 20/1, shorter odds than the defending champion Sergio Garcia among others.

Indeed that was what caused a first dropped shot of the day at the 12th after he raced his birdie putt past and failed to make the par putt back. And who would bet against him?

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