NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.
Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas and was three shots behind Tommy Fleetwood after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.
Unlike a year ago, Woods didn't show any fatigue at the end of his round. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par. That included a bogey on the par-5 ninth when he took four shots from about 30 feet, starting with a chip that didn't reach the green.
He made five birdies, had a few fist pumps and even a few choice words.
Tom Brady's start in "The Match" with former NFL star Peyton Manning and PGA Tour legends Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods wasn't great, leading to an endless parade of criticism on social media.
The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback found a way to silence the haters with this remarkable shot for birdie on the seventh hole at Medalist Golf Club.
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Charles Barkley is part of TNT's telecast, and was in Brady's ear all the way up until he hit the shot.
Unfortunately for Brady, his pants didn't survive the hole.
Warriors star Steph Curry and former Warrior Andre Iguodala both are avid golf fans, and were just like the rest of us after seeing Brady's shot.
The San Mateo native got his mojo back, but he and his partner Mickelson have some catching up to do with Manning and Woods in control.
The golf event we've all been waiting for is nearly upon us.
Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson, Part 2 ... with a twist.
On Sunday, Tiger will team up with NFL legend Peyton Manning to take on Mickelson and six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady in The Match: Champions for Charity at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla.
Get ready for some epic trash talk.
Tiger and Phil squared off in the first edition of The Match back on Nov. 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, with Mickelson winning on the fourth extra hole.
Now the two championship golfers will be joined by two champion quarterbacks.
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The stakes will be high, and the side bets should be incredible.
Here's how to watch The Match: Champions for Charity on TV and streaming online:
When: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT