For the third time in four days, Tiger Woods showed masterful control of his golf ball en route to a round in the 60s, closing the Hero World Challenge with a four-under 68 Sunday.
However, a double bogey at the 10th and dropped shots at the final two holes left him on eight under for the tournament on his comeback from injury.
Hoffman shot an even-par 72 in Round 4 to finish second at 14 under.
It left the 14-time major victor at four under, 10 shots off the lead held by American Charley Hoffman on the par-72 Albany Golf Club course.
Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood, who is getting married on the course Tuesday, finished tied for third at 12 under.
He reached the green in three but missed the putt to make bogey.
A four-under final round of 68 from Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge has him bullish about the future including a shot at the majors.
"I've got to keep fighting and that is one thing I have always done in my entire career. At that time I had already played four par-fives and nothing happened". "Today it was a lot, unfortunately".
Woods' return this week in the 18-man tournament which benefits his charity is his first event since back surgery in April.
The 14-time major champion will turn 42 on December 30 and his likely schedule is yet to be confirmed, however, there were enough positives from the four rounds to suggest Woods can be a regular contender again.
"The shot that really threw me for a loop was the shot at three", Woods said.