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With new controlled swing, Tiger can still go low

Tiger Woods proved his more restrained golf swing can still provide ample power and produce low numbers during Round 2 of the Hero World Challenge.

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Tiger feeling comfortable on golf course (0:33)
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Change of putter changing confidence for Tiger (1:26)
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Jeter: Golf most frustrating sport I've played

Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The ex-Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it's been a challenge for him to master.

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Tiger has a lot to happy about with second round play (1:43)
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Tiger's body feeling better Friday (0:23)
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Woods fires 65, almost aces No. 12 (1:47)
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Tiger Woods 40-1 to win his own tournament

Once favored in 35 consecutive tournaments, Tiger Woods is now a 40-1 long shot at his own tournament in the Bahamas, according the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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The Tiger who can win golf tournaments is still in there (2:11)
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Woods shows positive signs in Pro-Am (2:27)
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Poulter admits mental struggle since return

Ian Poulter admits he is finding his return to competitive golf "mentally hard" as he prepares for this week's Australian PGA Championship in Queensland.

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Woods under control at Pro-Am (2:01)
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Tiger's strut returns (1:00)
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Indications are Woods looks good ahead of return (3:34)
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The secret history of Tiger Woods (2:45)
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Spieth focused on what he needs to improve (3:08)
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Sources: Tiger adds Monster Energy as sponsor

Tiger Woods will return to golf with a Monster Energy logo on his bag at the Hero World Challenge, his foundation's 18-player tournament in the Bahamas this week.

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1 Big Thing: Woods makes meaningless tourney must-see TV (3:39)
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Man hits golf balls standing on top of moving golf cart (0:23)
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Getting back to golf has been a challenge for Tiger (1:03)
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Tiger's son knows that two putters are off limits (0:26)
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Across the Pond: Stenson impresses in 2016 (2:23)

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Gabriele Marcotti @Marcotti

Capello on Sky Italia says of Suarez/Ramos just know... "You can give advantage and then book him later." He's right...

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Here are the current conditions for the 3rd Round of the Hero World Challenge: 77 degrees with a NE wind at 7 MPH. Tiger Woods tees off at 12:26P EST. Rickie Fowler is his playing partner today. Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama are tied atop the leaderboard at -12. Woods is -6.

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Nasa Hataoka is just 17 years old and is atop the leaderboard at 14-under in an LPGA Tour qualifying tournament. es.pn/2fQIyyE

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger Woods finishes with the third-lowest score of the second round. His 65 was 3.59 strokes better than the day's scoring average.

Bob Harig @BobHarig

Tiger won't be playing alone on Saturday. He tees off at 12:26 p.m. with Rickie Fowler Both are -6, 6 shots off the lead.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Nobody knows for sure if Tiger Woods was contractually obligated to play a Nike putter but his answer Friday to a question about when he put the Scotty Cameron model back in his hands -- he won 13 of his 14 majors with it -- is telling. "The day (NIke) got out of the hard-goods side,'' Woods said Friday after shooting 65. Many were surprised when Woods ditched the Cameron at the 2010 Open and went full-time with a Nike Method (mostly) from 2011 on. Woods won some $80-million in prize money with that putter from 1999 through 2010.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

What did today's round mean to Tiger Woods?

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

MOST importantly Tiger Woods, how's you body feel after day 3 of walking and playing golf?!

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