Following a flawless front-nine 31, Woods stumbled with a sloppy double-bogey on the 10th hole.
That never put him within striking distance of Fowler, who produced a remarkable course-record 61 on the par-72 Albany Golf Club layout.
Fowler was in a class of his own in a scintillating exhibition, birdying the first seven holes and surging into a two-shot lead by going out in 28.
The ever secretive Woods has revealed few specifics of his back operations or his rehabilitation, but his most recent spinal fusion surgery seems to have been successful, judging by his movement and swing patterns.
Fowler began the final round seven strokes back from overnight leader Charley Hoffman, but surged up the leaderboard with a lightning start to his Sunday in the Bahamas. Perhaps most importantly, Woods didn't experience any back pain throughout the four rounds, and since there isn't a Tour event until January 4, Woods will have plenty of time to gear back up for his second tournament of 2017-18.
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That was just one of the shots that delighted an enthusiastic gallery following the 14-time major champion that included Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal.
Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for third place on 12 under. No pain and lots of promising play en-route to a T-9 finish.
"I'm excited", said Woods, who was playing his first tournament for 301 days since pulling out the Dubai Desert Classic in February. "I showed some good signs", he said, adding that they pointed toward "a bright future".
"The issue was how my scoring was going to be, how was my feel?" Francesco Molinari (70) was ninth and Tiger Woods, (68) completed the Top-10 alongside Matt Kuchar (71). How am I going to get used to the adrenaline in my system, because it's the first time in a while.
In 2014, at least six Taliban militants had attacked an army-run school in Peshawar that left around 141 people dead. In the firefight that ensued, they were confronted by police and paramilitary troops, who killed all the assailants.
The US Embassy in the United Nations said that President Donald Trump is determined to be separated from the agreement process. Haley said Trump made the decision, and emphasized that Americans should determine their own policies on immigration.
Created by Joe Penhall and executive produced by Fincher and Charlize Theron , Mindhunter launched in October to critical acclaim. It is a chilling reenactment of the real Kemper's interviews, and sent chills down our spines while watching.
The first flight of the Falcon Heavy is expected to launch in January of 2018, a bit of a delay from its initial 2013 launch date. He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024.
Many who have no ties to blackness have felt the need to chant it from their favorite hip-hop songs- even Victoria Secret models. No Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is complete without a controversy , and 2017′s Shanghai show was no exception. "Nah.
The right fielder has a full no-trade clause as part of the 13-year, $325 million contract he signed with Miami in 2014. The Dodgers are enamored with Stanton's power, but are concerned about the luxury-tax implications of trading for him.
In London, the dazzling full moon will begin to rise at around 4.21pm, before setting the next morning at 8.15am. The brightest moon in nearly 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.
Lingard has been in good form for the Red Devils so far this season and has scored one goal and made three assists in the Premier League.
Championship Saturday Recap: Who Will Get In The Playoff?
Revenue from the College Football Playoff is not heavily weighted toward the teams and conferences that reach the semifinals. Two of those four will advance to the National Championship Game and look to win the 2018 title on Monday, Jan. 8.
Feds want to seize Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang album
Docket records show that Shkreli's attorney Benjamin Brafman has until December 18 to file a response to the government's request. A Brooklyn jury deliberated five days before finding Shkreli guilty on Friday on three of eight counts.
Authorities issue AMBER Alert for missing 3-year-old girl
The girl's biological father, Alex Woods, who does not live with the child or her mother, has questioned the kidnapping story. Authorities have not released any photos of Woods yet, or said who may have taken her and where they might be headed.