March 18, 2018

Tiger Woods stalks Conners

11 March 2018, 10:33 | Christie Tate

Tiger Woods grabs share of the early lead with 3-under 68 at Valspar Championship

Tiger Woods finishes his round with share of Valspar lead

He will be paired in the final group with Rose, who holed a wedge for eagle from 120 yards on the par-5 11th and followed with two more birdies for a 66. And in reality, golf is a much better sport when Woods is doing his thing. "No", he said after a 3-under-par 68 had him tied for the lead with Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Palmer and Corey Conners when he completed play.

Woods has won 79 times on the PGA Tour.

"I've played myself right there into contention so it should be a fun Sunday", Woods said. High above the timeless, trademark smile, Tiger Woods's hair came spilling out in wild, ancient clumps, their dwindling territory no match for the advancing bald spots in between. "Just go and take advantage of a good break, and I felt really good about my game for the last little while. But hopefully, I can play my game and have a good day".

Woods has been slowed my mistakes, some leading to big numbers the last time he played at the Honda Classic.

However, presentable birdie chances went begging for the 14-time major champion at the 11th and 12th, and he then made a clumsy bogey at the short 13th after a ugly pulled tee shot.

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The 42-year-old, making just his fourth PGA Tour start since back surgery, bounced back from a blemish at the 13th to birdie the next and safely negotiated the Snake Pit to remain well-placed to challenge for a first worldwide victory since 2013. "I think two or three times on the golf course our paths crossed, there's a lot more fuss going on the periphery".

Conners has played in just 16 previous PGA Tour events, and never finished better than T-21 at the end of any round until this week. Then he holed a chip shot from over the ninth green for a birdie that brought him into a tie and electrified the crowd. He only got into the field later that day when another player withdrew. Sitting at 6-under, just one shot back of the lead in the middle of Saturday's Round 3, Tiger grabbed an iron, stood over the ball and ... behind him the iPhones were out in full force.

"I don't want to get carried away from one good tournament, but you could see signs of him playing well and hitting it better, so, no, I'm not surprised".

"I got to win", he said.

But even playing in a different group, Rose was aware of the electricity surrounding Woods. "I see him do stuff like that, let's you know he's back enjoying it and having fun".

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