Woods sits at seven-under, tied fifth as he finished, in the invitational tournament in Nassau, Bahamas. Charley Hoffman leads the field at 12-under after a nine-under 63. Woods went out in five-under 31, with three birdies in his first four holes and an eagle on the ninth. He carded another birdie on the 11th but bogeyed the 12th and 18th holes to drop back. Tiger Woods in touch at the Hero2:21 Golf: Tiger Woods has scored a 69 & 68 in his opening two rounds of the Hero World Challenge. December 2nd 2017 14 hours ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Golf news/ Yet the early signs are wonderful for the 14-time major winner, who is attempting to resurrect a legendary career that has slumped to a world ranking of 1199 thanks to chronic injuries. Tiger Woods reacts to a missed putt on the 12th green.Source:AFP Woods, who is returning at the 18-man tournament after a lengthy layoff caused by a back injury, said he had struggled with the speed of the greens throughout. “I had a difficult time all day with the speed on the greens. They seemed to be a foot faster,” Woods told The Golf Channel, adding that he was satisfied with his fitness following back surgery in April. “I proved that the surgery was successful and that the rehab was fantastic. I got a chance to go out there and play competitive golf again. “I’m just getting back. I’ve still got a long way to go,” added Woods, who also missed the entire 2015-2016 season. Tiger Woods plays a shot on the sixth hole during the second round.Source:Getty Images After a solid first round 69 on Thursday, Woods got off to a flying start on Friday, reeling off three birdies in the opening four holes. His first birdie came on the first when a 96-yard approach shot landed five feet from the hole for a simple birdie putt. On the par-five third his eagle putt from just off the green went just wide but left him with an easy birdie. A further birdie came on the fourth, after another superb approach shot. It got better on the par-five ninth when he made the green in two before rolling in a 15-foot eagle putt to put him into the lead at eight under. A further birdie on the 11th put Woods at