Blistering start gives returning Woods share of the lead

Tiger Woods' Masters odds just went way down

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

The chipping looks much better today and this is easily the best we've seen Tiger play in quite some time. "They seemed to be a foot faster", Woods told The Golf Channel, adding that he was satisfied with his fitness following back surgery in April.

Hoffman made 12 birdies on another breezy afternoon in the Bahamas to take a three-shot the lead into the weekend over Jordan Spieth (67) and Tommy Fleetwood (69). He opened with a birdie on the first hole after knocking a wedge to 4 feet, then added two more birdies in the next three holes.

Tiger Woods rolled back the years in his comeback event to move into a share of the lead early in his second round at the Hero World Challenge.

On the par-five third his eagle putt from just off the green went just wide but left him with an easy birdie. Those are the internal struggles I haven't had for a while. "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".

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.

The day belonged to Charley Hoffman, however, who shot the round of the tournament so far - a stunning nine-under-par 63 that rocketed him to the top of the leaderboard on 12 under. "I played nine straight days at home before coming here and that's one of the reasons I did just that". And who would bet against him?

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