In his traditional Sunday red-and-black ensemble and in front of the typical massive gallery walking in step, Woods wrapped up his first Pga Tour tournament in a year with an even-par 72 at windswept Torrey Pines to finish at 3 under in the Farmers Insurance Open and in a tie for 23rd.
It was an erratic 72 holes peppered with some vintage magic, as Woods hit just 17 of 56 fairways and 42 of 72 greens in regulation but scrambled superbly in his rounds of 72-71-70-72.
Jason Day, making his own comeback from a miserable 2017, and Alex Noren, a nine-time winner on the European Tour, were tied after five playoff holes and will come back Monday morning to finish.
After Woods made a soft return to the game in last month’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where he tied for ninth in a field of 18, he ramped up his work in Florida ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open, which he has won a record seven times.
The Farmers was the first time Woods finished 72 holes on the PGA Tour — and made the cut — since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.
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