Watch: Highlights of Tiger Woods' first round of competitive golf in 15 months

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Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf for the first time in 15 months as he played the first round of Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The 40-year-old has undergone two separate surgeries during his extended spell out of the sport, but shot a respectable one-over-par on the first day of the tournament that is currently led by fellow American JB Holmes.

It could have been even better for the 14-time major champion, too, but his run on the back nine included one bogey and two double bogeys. Nevertheless, the world 898 did produce several impressive shots during the round that gave a glimpse of what he is still capable of.

Before double bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, Woods was actually well in contention to lead the Bahamas competition after its first round. 

And, despite so long away from the sport and the serious surgeries he has had on his back, the golfing superstar didn't look too rusty when it came to the first hole.

And he followed that up with birdies at holes number three and five. His below-par effort on the third hole was particularly impressive thanks to a lovely chip shot.

And there was even an opportunity for the classic Tiger Woods fist pump.

Next up in his arsenal was a nicely put together up-and-down towards the end of the front nine.

His long absence from golf was probably partly to blame for Wood's mini collapse on the back nine and, speaking after the end of his round, the veteran sounded a tad disappointed with how things ended up.

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