Tiger Woods Within Striking Distance Of First Win Since 2013

Tiger Woods of the United States and Jordan Spieth of the United States laugh on the practice range during round three of the 2016 Hero World Challenge

But as the only player to break 70 in each of the first three rounds, Conners is potentially one more good round away from a win that would bring with it a two-year exemption and a return to the Masters, where he played as an amateur in 2015. As in, he was literally not in the field this time last week. "It's fun seeing him out there, and I'm sure he'll be battling hard tomorrow, but hopefully I can play my game and have a good day". "Wind's going to be totally different, coming out of the south this weekend". "Wasn't really too anxious about what was going on around me. Or am I going to be like this?" The powerful tee shots.

It might have been even better for Woods, playing in just his fourth PGA Tour event since undergoing spinal fusion surgery - his fourth back operation in three years - last April. "The roars are back", said Woods' playing partner Snedeker.

"I'm excited", Woods said again. I know what it's like. "Did I feel any pain? No". "Shots he's trying to hit, he's pulling them off".

When making the cut was a reasonable goal at the Farmers Insurance Open, he tied for 23rd. But Woods missed the putt low. He then birdied the fifth hole to get to -5 under and the outright lead.

Woods ended Friday in a five-way tie for second, two strokes behind Conners.

"I've played myself right up there in contention, so it'll be a fun Sunday", Woods said. But this was the first time he has holed a shot from off the green this year. "There have been a lot of positives".

Azlan Shah Cup: India salvage pride, finish fifth
Jamie Carr was in action first as he controlled his circle with an important boot to intercept a cross ball. The final was goalless until Govers scored from Australia's first penalty corner in the 38th minute.

"It feels good to be up here", Woods, who has not won since 2013, told reporters.

The 26-year-old Canadian has come out of nowhere.

Tiger played one truly bad shot Saturday-his errant effort off the tee on the par-three 13th, which led to his only bogey of the day. He arrived approximately an hour before his tee time, warming up in near darkness - and did not fare so well. "That's definitely a statistic I need to go into tomorrow with giving confidence", he said. "I was hitting it all over the place". Woods hasn't made double bogey through 54 holes at the Valspar but had three at the Honda, derailing momentum and his chances of winning the tournament. His body would not allow it. And probably the most important round I played so far, hung in there and stuck with it.

Thinking of that image of Woods and to now see him near the lead of a golf tournament just 13 months later is remarkable.

Woods's odds to win the Masters, as adjusted by Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, dropped twice on Friday on the strength of his performance, first from 16-1 to 12-1 and then to 10-1 - behind only world number one Dustin Johnson and reigning PGA Champion Justin Thomas, both priced at 8-1. Very glad for him.

Related News:



Most liked

Light snow possible Monday
A chance of snow is possible before 2 p.m., according to NWS, though no "significant winter storm" is expected. Temperatures tonight will be in the 30s and low 40s with a 20% chance for a few spotty showers.

Indian Wells: Serena and Venus Williams to meet in third round
The first set could have gone either way as Bertens troubled Williams, though the Dutchman's serve proved to be her downfall. Williams will now face older sister Venus , whom she beat in the Australian Open decider at Melbourne Park previous year .

Mexico, Canada may be exempted from tariffs
Several spoke of how excessive "dumping" of steel and aluminum imports had negatively affected their jobs and families. The import tariffs are likely to face retaliation from America's top trading partners, the European Union and China.

Trump lawyers want to stop '60 Minutes' from airing Stormy Daniels interview
And while it's not clear that she'll prevail in that legal fight, it is clear that her appearance in the news has been good for her marketability.

Sean McDonough Won't Return to MNF; Joe Tessitore to Do Play-by-Play
A few weeks ago we learned Jon Gruden was leaving ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts for the NFL sideline. ESPN has announced that Monday Night Football will have a completely new team "in the booth" next season.

Xi is China's President for life
President Xi Jinping has become a strong face in China's politics. I was discussing with my friends and we were enraged.

Man City reach last eight despite Basel defeat
For 90 minutes the hosts did 977 accurate transmission and created a few scoring chances. Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling are much better", Guardiola said.

Bachelor 'Robert Mueller' Can't Commit To Trump Collusion In Heartbreaking 'SNL'
The special counsel warned that if the voter got what she wanted out of their relationship - also known as the Russian probe - her life could spin out of control with Vice President Pence assuming the role as commander-in-chief. "I can't commit to collusion right now".

PUBG Xbox One: Miramar test server to launch this Spring
Once the issues have been addressed, gamers can expect the upgrades to arrive on the official game servers shortly thereafter. The game's developers at PUBG Corporation acknowledge the issues but refuse to rollback the changes in favor of security.

Former Asheville Police Officer Charged For August Beating
Rush was then tasered twice as he's held on the ground and is choked as he breathlessly tells the cops, "I can't breathe". Rush then runs, and Hickman is heard in the video during the chase saying "You are going to get (f*****) up hard core".

'A Wrinkle in Time' Movie Review
DuVernay said she was particularly proud of the diversity of the movie, not just with the actors, but people behind the scenes. Meg, fearing that evil forces have gotten to her father, is determined to learn what happened and to find him.

Government publishes policy paper on abortion
Harris completed his statement by commended the bill to the house saying: "I don't like labels but I consider myself pro-life. Mr Harris told the Dail he was mindful of the impact of the Eighth Amendment since it was inserted 35 years ago.

Patriots Trade For Browns DT Danny Shelton
Shelton will join Malcom Brown , Lawrence Guy , Adam Butler and Vincent Valentine on the Patriots' defensive tackle depth chart. And New England's defense was gashed for 164 yards on the ground in the Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Elizabeth Hurley's nephew Miles Hurley stabbed in London
Hurley today appealed for help in catching those responsible and praised the police and medical staff who helped him. In a tweet, the 52-year-old said it was an "appalling" time for their family and thanked fans for their support.

EU Seeks Clarity on Trump Tariffs
Malmstrom told reporters the European Union was ready to complain to the World Trade Organisation, and retaliate within 90 days. Beijing vowed to "firmly defend its legitimate rights and interests". "This is not a trade negotiation", Katainen said.