Woods substitute Straka shares Hero lead

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Sepp Straka was home in Alabama preparing for a big week of golf matches at his club, a friend's wedding and the SEC Championship game. And then Tiger Woods couldn't play in the Bahamas because of a foot injury, and Straka had a change in plans.

It worked out OK for him.

The replacement for Woods managed six birdies at rain-soaked Albany for a 3-under 69 that gave him a share of the lead at the Hero World Challenge with defending champion Viktor Hovland, Tom Kim and Collin Morikawa.


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