Tiger's comeback continues with 2nd place finish

March 11, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Joe DiBiase reporting

Tiger Woods has not won a PGA Tour tournament since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational, and that winless streak continued this weekend. However at the Valspar Championship, Tiger was the tournament leader after 36 holes. A great sign of improvement in his comeback.

Woods came into Sunday one shot off the lead. A birdie on the first hole brought him to a share of the lead, but he wouldn't birdie again. Tiger hit 10 of his first 14 greens, but was not able to get his putter going. Until, the 17th hole. Tiger had a 44-foot birdie putt, two off the lead. He needed to sink the putt to stay alive, and he drilled it. Vintage Tiger Woods.

On 18, Tiger left his 2nd shot about 35-feet short of the hole, and was unable to sink a very difficult putt to tie the lead. He finished one off the winner, tied for 2nd place.

The Valspar Championship was Tiger's 5th tournament of the year. His finishes have been 9th at the Hero World Challenge, 23rd at the Farmers Insurance Open, 12th at the Honda Classic, and a missed cut at the Genesis Open. Considering he's dealing with a new swing, 4 of 5 cuts and a couple top 10 finishes is a good sign heading towards Augusta.

The Masters begin on Thursday April 5th. The latest odds have Tiger Woods as high as 12/1 to win at Augusta, tied for the 3rd best odds.

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