This is not an April Fools' Day joke. At least, we don't think.
Golf Digest senior writer Tim Rosaforte reported last night that Tiger Woods recently shot a worst-ball 66 at his home course, Medalist Golf Club. That's a worst-ball 66, which is not to be confused with a best-ball 66 or even a normal 66 for that matter.
Still not following? That means Woods played two balls on each hole, but only played the worst shot each time, including on the green (if both approach shots found the green, he'd putt from the farther spot). To make things even more challenging, Rosaforte said Woods had to validate any birdie putt by making a second putt from the same distance.
Woods holds the Medalist course record with a 62, but as Rosaforte points out, this 66 might be even more impressive. Of course, playing well in a practice round is a lot different than doing it at a major. Still, this is a good sign for a guy who shot a career-worst 82 at TPC Scottsdale in one of the only two full rounds he's played on the PGA Tour in 2015.
Earlier in the week, Rosaforte said he thought Woods would return to competitive golf next week at the Masters. That prediction looks better after Woods flew to Augusta to play a practice round Tuesday. As for how he played then?