Date: July 06, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Woods shows hope of recovery

Tiger Woods carded his first bogey-free round since 2013 to reveal a slither of optimism around his game at the Greenbrier Classic in the United States.

Woods closed with a three-under 67 today to finish tied-32nd behind Kiwi Danny Lee.

He had played 55 consecutive rounds with at least one bogey or worse since The Barclays tournament in August, 2013.

"That is the best I have hit in a very long time," said Woods. "I had full control over all of my clubs. I hit it great. I had shapes both ways right and left drive. I had it all on call today.’’

The 14-time major champion insists his game is turning in the right direction. "It is a completely different motion. It is not a short term fix. People are looking for the one quick fix and very next day go out and play great golf. It doesn't work that way."

The former world No. 1 will next play in the Open Championship at St Andrews next week.

He won the Open at the home of golf in 2005.