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Watch the brilliant chip (yes, chip) that led to Tiger Woods' first birdie in his latest comeback

December 01, 2016

Tiger Woods' bad back was the main culprit for his 15-month absence from competitive golf. But aside from health issues, the biggest question surrounding Woods' latest was which short game would show up. The magical one that was a huge part of those 79 PGA Tour titles and 14 majors, or the one that drew whispers of a certain word that begins with "Y" in 2015?

We're early in Woods' latest return to competitive golf, but he passed his first chipping test with flying colors. After a great drive on the par-5 third hole during the opening round of the Hero World Challenge, Woods second shot flew the green. But then, he did this:

The resulting tap-in gave Woods an early first birdie. More importantly, it was a nice confidence builder in the area of his game that might be the most crucial in determining how successful his latest comeback winds up being.