Jon Rahm had eight birdies in his bogey-free round for a 10-under 62 and a one-stroke lead. The 23-year-old Spaniard — the top-ranked player in the field at No. 3 in the world — played the first seven holes in six under.
Dr. Tomaselli emphasized that he could not comment specifically on McIlroy’s case. But based on what has been revealed so far, he seconded what McIlroy himself has said: It doesn’t sound like a cause for serious worry.
This time around there is more room for (guarded) optimism, mostly because Woods looked freer in every sense. He says that the fusion was such a success this is the first time in a decade he has been able to practice pain-free, and all that homework showed in Woods’s surprisingly sharp play.
All week long he been blasting tee shots past his opponents, including the long-bombing Justin Thomas, and early on Sunday the stripe show continued at the 336-yard par-4 7th, where Woods drove the green and then made eagle.
After a 301-day layoff from competition and his fourth back surgery, 41-year-old Tiger Woods returned to tournament golf Thursday with a three-under par 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. Those are a few of the basic facts and figures. Here are 8 of the other most impressive stats from Woods’s much-anticipated return.
Ashley McConnell, seasoned Myrtle Beach cart girl and comfortable with the term, knows that sexual harassment has never been more in the news. Which leads us to subject of this column: How vulnerable does she think cart girls are to sexual harassment?