handled the blustery conditions for a five-shot lead in the Hero World Challenge as fell 10 shots behind. The wind was the strongest it has been all week at Albany Golf Club, and it showed in the scores Saturday. Hoffman had a 2-under 70 that matched the best score of the day, and only three other players broke par. The wind also took the air out of any hopes that Woods, playing for the first time in 10 months following a fourth back surgery, would get into the mix at his holiday tournament. Instead, he was blown away early and battled late for a 75. Woods opened with four bogeys in seven holes. He went 11 consecutive holes without hitting a green. He didn't have a birdie putt on four of the par 5s he played. And he didn't make a birdie until the 14th green, removing his cap to acknowledge the crowd and holding up a finger to indicate his first birdie. "It's ridiculous it took me 14 holes to make a birdie," Woods said. "At that time, I'd already played four par 5s and nothing happened. Just one of those days. Anything I did right ended up in a bad spot, and then everything I did wrong, it was really bad." Hoffman hit his share, sending his tee shot far right into the bushes on a sand dune right of the 10th fairway. He took a penalty drop onto a sandy path and wound up with a double bogey that brought a half-dozen players back into the mix. But not for long. Hoffman closed with three birdies over his last five holes, including the 18th hole for the second straight day. That put him at 14-under 202. , an Albany resident, had a 71 and joined British Open champion Jordan Spieth (72) at 9-under 207. of Italy was another shot behind. "I got lucky on some tee balls that didn't find the bushes and stayed in the sandy areas and I was able to sort of scrap it around," Hoffman said. "I'm going to have to handle my nerves a little better than I did today" Woods was under pressure early. In his previous two rounds of 69 and 68, he was under par early in the round. This one started with a tee shot into the waste area, an approach the wind knocked down short of the green and a chip that was too strong, running 10 feet by and leading to a bogey. Even his good shots didn't work