Tigers Woods ends Hero World Challenge in 15th place with 4-under overall

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Tigers Woods ends Hero World Challenge in 15th place with 4-under overall

NASSAU, Bahamas – A 15-month layoff takes a toll, even when you’re Tiger Woods.

After showing flashes of brilliance throughout his much-anticipated return to competition, Woods stumbled to a 4-over 76 in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. The score left Woods alone in 15th place at 4 under for the week, 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama and ahead of only two pros in the limited-field event.

While he was able to get off to a fast start in each of the first three rounds, Woods was slow out of the gates Sunday, playing his first six holes in 3 over. His colorful scorecard included five birdies but also featured three bogeys and three double bogeys.

Woods reeled off three straight birdies on Nos. 7-9 to draw back to even for the day, but he played his next three holes in 4 over, a stretch that included a short par miss on No. 12. At one point in the middle of his round, Woods went eight straight holes without a par.

Despite the tumultuous close, Woods was optimistic when discussing his first competitive start since the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

“I think it was great to be back playing again, competing and playing against some of the best players in the world,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, I made a lot of mistakes this week. A lot of birdies, but also made a lot of mistakes.”

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Garcia beats Rose in overtime to win The Masters for first major

Garcia beats Rose in overtime to win The Masters for first major

It took overtime, but Sergio Garcia finally has his major. Here's how things ended up at the Masters, where Garcia defeated Justin Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff:

Leaderboard: Sergio Garcia (-9, won on first playoff hole), Justin Rose (-9), Charl Schwartzel (-6), Matt Kuchar (-5) Thomas PIeters (-5), Paul Casey (-4)

What it means: Finally, it was Garcia's day. On what would have been Seve Ballesteros' 60th birthday, Garcia made his way into a playoff and then rolled in a 15-foot putt to close out Rose. It gives the Spaniard his long-awaited first major title and denies Rose the green jacket that seemed to be his with only a handful of holes to go.

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Jordan Spieth breezes to big win at Pebble Beach

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Jordan Spieth breezes to big win at Pebble Beach

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The final day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am delivered plenty of scenery but little drama. Here's how things ended up on the Monterey Peninsula, where Jordan Spieth cruised to a four-shot win:

Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth (-19), Kelly Kraft (-15), Dustin Johnson (-14), Brandt Snedeker (-13), Jason Day (-12)

What it means: Spieth started the day with a six-shot lead, and the outcome of the tournament was never really in doubt as he birdied the second hole and made it around Pebble Beach without dropping a shot. It's his ninth career PGA Tour victory, first since last year's Dean & DeLuca Invitational and signals that Spieith is again included among any discussion of the hottest players in the world.

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