Tiger Woods remains in the hunt after the second round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods returned a 68 and is tied for fifth place on seven-under overall five strokes behind the leader Charley Hoffman who shot a 63.

Playing in his first tournament in 10 months after spinal fusion surgery, fans were treated to glimpses of the Woods of old. The American started with three birdies on in the first four holes and an eagle on the par five ninth hole  briefly leading the field at the Albany Golf Club.

However, two bogeys on his homeward nine saw him sign for a 68 and a share of fifth place.

Woods is five strokes adrift of compatriot Charlie Hoffman who shot the round of the day a sizzling 63 or a total of 132 -12-under par.

Hoffman has a three stroke lead over three-time major winner Jordan Spieth and Europe’s number one Tommy Fleetwood who returned a 67 and 69, respectively.

Meanwhile, on the European Tour, South Africa’s Louis de Jager and India’s Arjun Atwal are the men to beat after the third round of the Mauritius Open.

De Jager picked up four strokes to card a flawless four-under four under par 67 while Atwal, the leader since the opening round mixed five birdies with two bogeys for his 68.

At 13-under overall the pair have a one shot lead over de Jager’s compatriot Dylan Frittelli and Miguel Tabuena of the Phillipines.

Frittelli kept himself firmly in contention going into the final round  also returning a 68.