Woods defeats Spieth to win the inaugural Hero Shot event

By Bharat Sharma

Nassau (Bahamas), December 3 () Golf legend Tiger Woods defeated fellow countryman Jordan Spieth to win the inaugural Hero Shot event, an ideal warm-up before the high-profile Hero World Challenge here.

Woods defeated Spieth in the championship round by a score of 1,800-900 on Monday.

The 43-year-old defeated a field full of stars with Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson and Gary Woodland.

The players took their best shots at a bull's eye 130 yards away, hitting shots over the reflex pool in Baha Mar.

The first round of the Hero Shot featured three face-to-face clashes: Rahm vs. Stenson, Woodland vs. Spieth and DeChambeau vs. Woods, with each player shooting six shots at the target.

Stenson advanced by a score of 1,200-1100, while Spieth won his confrontation by a score of 200-100 in the playoffs, Woods won a 900-700 victory.

In the second round, Stenson, Spieth and Woods each took another six shots with the two highest scores of the second round advancing to the championship. Spieth and Woods moved on, posting scores of 900 each, while Stenson was eliminated after posting a score of 800.

In the championship round, Spieth faced Woods and each of them made the last six shots at the target.

Woods won as a tie when the two were tied before the final shot. Woods called the game, got it right and won 1,000 points in the process. The Hero World Challenge starts here starting Wednesday. BS SSC SSC