Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge


Showing speed and power with his full swings and seemingly without any discomfort despite four back surgeries to his name the two-time FedExCup champion proved a return to regular PGA TOUR duties is far from beyond him. He also had a double bogey. I showed some good signs. "I hit some really good shots out there (and am ready for) a bright future. and no pain". And as recently as June, Nicklaus said that if Woods should resume playing golf he still firmly believed that Woods, who turns 42 later this month, could challenge his record of 18 major championships. "It's been really nice".

"I don't know what golf courses I will be playing, what's the best way to go about it.We'll figure it out".

"Play enough, but not play too much", Woods said.

He definitely had the Albany course figured over the first nine holes on Sunday. Bogeys on the par-five sixth, par-four seventh and par-four 10th further deepened the gloom. But the 79 times PGA Tour victor struck back with birdies at 11, 14 and 15 before bogeys at 17 and 18.

Fowler rattled off seven straight birdies to open his final round, including a hole out from the sand on no. 5, and took the outright lead from Charley Hoffman, who made bogeys on the 4th and 5th.

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He added three more birdies on the back nine for a sizzling, bogey-free round.

"You've got to keep fighting, and that's one of things I've always done in my entire career is just keep fighting and try to post the best number I possibly could".

Jordan Spieth (72) and England's Justin Rose (71) were tied for second at nine-under 207, one stroke ahead of Italy's Francesco Molinari (71).

Fowler began the day with seven consecutive birdies and shot 11-under 61 to win by four strokes.