Woods looks to Presidents Cup after tough loss

Sports | REUTERS 9 Dec 2019

Tiger Woods finished a disappointing fourth behind winner Henrik Stenson at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas before turning his attention towards his role as US playing captain at this week's Presidents Cup.

The tournament host was tied for the lead with five holes left at Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence, but bogeyed the 14th hole after three poor shots in a row and was never a factor thereafter.

"I had my chances," Woods said after carding three-under-par 69 to finish four strokes behind Stenson. "I didn't make a lot of putts ... I had a lot of good opportunities to put the ball in there close from where I drove it and just didn't quite hit it close enough."

Woods will have plenty of time on the day-long flight to Australia to contemplate what went wrong as he leads the United States against the Internationals at Royal Melbourne.

He plans to talk things over with his team on the flight. "We're going to be locked up in a tin can for 23 hours, so we're just going to enjoy the ride and do a little bit of talking," he said. "A couple of meetings here and there on the flight so we all have an understanding of what our roles are."

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