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Monday 5th December 2016

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5.12.2016 //// SUBSCRIBE HERE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS: NORTHERN IREL AND OPEN PUBLISHERS: Tel: +353 (0)1 4199 604 Walton Media, Unit E7 Calmount Office Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12 SALES: Anders Johansson, Tel: +353 (1) 456 9369 Email: EDITORIAL: David Gorman, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 Email: CONTRIBUTORS: Brian Keogh DESIGN: Liviu Lungu PHOTOGRAPHY: Getty Images, Inpho, Pat Cashman ACCOUNTS: Joanna Zha, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 COPYRIGHT: No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without written permission of Walton Media. If such permission is granted, the source must be acknowledged at time and place of use. FOLLOW US: EUROPEAN TOUR PGA TOUR IRISH NEWS STATS CLICK TO VIEW CONTENTS Woods' return, regardless of results, makes golf more interesting TIGER EFFECT IN EVIDENCE AT THE HERO WORLD CHALLENGE S o Tiger Woods, in his first tournament back in more than 15 months, finished 15th out of 17 players at the Hero World Challenge. Given how he played in 2015, where he struggled with chipping yips, and his back injuries since then, it was a reasonable return for the 14-time major champion. A 65 on Friday showed some signs of his old self and he had the same number of eagles and birdies as the winner, Hideki Matsuyama, but a number of double bogeys, including three on Sunday, cost him. Regardless of result, there was no doubt who still 'moves the needle' in golf. Tom Callahan wrote in his Arnold Palmer obituary: "People who didn't follow golf followed him. People who hated golf loved him. He was the most asked question called into the night desks on weekends: "What did Palmer do today?"" Like Arnie in his day, everyone was talking about Tiger Woods this week, even US President-Elect Donald Trump. In many ways, his popularity transcends golf. Even if he is never the same player again, his sheer presence elevates interest in a tournament. David Gorman Tiger Woods

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