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Never say never with Tiger Woods, says former coach Butch Harmon

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Bahamas, December 4: Butch Harmon said it is not out of the question that Tiger Woods will win another major after an encouraging comeback at the Hero World Challenge.

Woods finished in a share of ninth on his return from a fourth back operation, shooting three rounds in the 60s in a Bahamas event which Rickie Fowler won by four shots with a majestic closing 61 - the lowest round of his career.

Global sporting icon Woods led for a short time during the second round and offered a demonstration of why he became a golfing great with a huge drive onto the green before holing a tricky putt for an eagle at the 350-yard par-four eighth in his final round on Sunday (December 3).

Woods has won 14 majors in an incredible career and his former coach Harmon is not writing off the 41-year-old's chances of adding to that tally.

"He thinks he can win every tournament he plays in. That's always been how he has thought. I think we have to crawl before we can walk and walk before we can run. Right now he's past the crawling stage and is walking." he told Sky Sports.

"If he continues along this way, the one thing I learned from my 10 years with Tiger is never say never with Tiger Woods. I wasn't sure he would play golf again, now I watched him play and think 'my gosh'.

"Then I thought he would play but never win again. Can he win a major? That is different animal, but given the way he looks now, the rhythm of his swing looks good, he's not jumping off the ground trying to hit it and he's generating some power.

"I talked to Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler last week, they have played some golf with Tiger and they were both very impressed with him and how far he was hitting it. Nobody was sure how far he'd hit his iron shots, but I think he's done pretty well with that too.

"I think he's going to be pretty encouraged from this event and I think it will encourage him to play leading up to Augusta. Which events he plays, I don't really know but I'm interested to see what his schedule will be."

Source: OPTA

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