Tiger Woods finished in a tie for last place in his return to competitive golf after a four month absence but found plenty of reasons to be optomistic heading into 2015.
For starters, Woods was able to tee it up for the first time since the PGA Championship in August and play four consecutive rounds. You have to go all the way back to the Open Championship in July to find the last time he played all four rounds in a golf tournament.
In addition, he had four days worth of opportunites to work on his swing changes in compeition that he had made since parting ways with Sean Foley and bringing on consultant Chris Como.
"I made some progress," Woods said. "I hadn't played in four months and I'm in absolutely no pain, which is nice. To be able to go all out on some of these drives like I did this week really enforces what I'm doing is the right thing for my body."