OPENING SHOT

If there were any doubt that Tiger Woods, 42, veteran of four back surgeries and myriad of other injuries, remains uniquely capable of moving the needle in the golf world, the lead up to his return to competition at the Hero World Challenge yesterday was evidence the appetite for Woods and hope for more magic remains. Fortunately, and unlike the past three stop-start-surgery seasons, Woods, spinal fusion and all, looked more than capable in his opening round of making a fluid, powerful swing he can win golf tournaments with. 

Ben Alberstadt, Your Editor
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