Excitement. Anticipation. Nervousness. Curiosity. Scepticism. Any of those words could accurately fill a thought bubble going into Tiger Woods’ first tournament round in 301 days.

The emotion Woods felt Friday (AEDT) when he woke up for the opening round of the Hero World Challenge?

“I was very thankful this morning,” he said. “I was in my head thanking all the people who have helped me in giving me a chance to come back and play this round again.”

A play he did … a 69 in his first competitve round in more than 300 days.

Here are the extended highlights, courtesy of the PGA Tour: