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Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf with ‘squirrely’ 75, soreness

NASSAU, Bahamas — After the first competitive round of his latest comeback, Tiger Woods said his surgically repaired right foot and ankle held up well over the opening 18 holes at the Hero World Challenge on Thursday.

That doesn’t mean the 15-time major champion wasn’t hurting.

“My leg, my back, my neck,” Woods said when asked what was sore. “Just from playing, hitting shots and trying to hold off shots. It’s just different at game speed, too. Game speed’s a lot different than at-home speed.”

It probably didn’t matter that Woods carded a 3-over 75 in the first round, which was good for 18th place out of 20 golfers, 8 shots behind co-leaders Brian Harman and Tony Finau. Or that Woods was 4 over…

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