March 24, 2018

Paul Casey edges Tiger Woods for Valspar Championship

12 March 2018, 09:03 | Marlene Fleming

Tiger Woods reacts after sinking a birdie putt during his second round

Tiger Woods reacts after sinking a birdie putt during his second round

From 185 yards, his 7-iron came up some 40 feet short, and his birdie putt to force a playoff was 2 feet short.

While Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods were finishing their back nine efforts, Casey was comfortable in the clubhouse watching the drama unfold, and his 65 was tied for the lowest score of the final round.

That was his best finish since he tied for second at that Barclays tournament, right about the time his back started to give out.

Woods has to wait at least another week, with the next stop at a golf course Arnold Palmer built and Woods used to own.

"Today wasn't quite as sharp as I would like to have had it but I had a good chance at winning this tournament", Woods said.

"I was walking down the sixth and looked over to the fourth green", Rose said. "It was one of those days I kept getting a half-club".

Casey, who started the final round five shots off the pace, ran off three straight birdies early on the back nine to take the lead, and he closed with four par saves to post a 6-under 65 for a 10-under 274 total. Sunday felt like Woods time again, as it had been through all those years when he was grand, Herculean, on the verge now -with more than 20,000 of the fortunate on hand to witness it - of his 80th tour win, after four back surgeries, at one point unable to walk, to get out of bed.

Woods said on Saturday, however, that he had not been prepared to risk it until he basically had no other choice if he wanted to have a chance of living pain-free and playing competitive golf again.

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With the April 5-8 Masters looming, Casey has pulled out of this week's Bay Hill Invitational and instead will return to England for the funeral. I have got a little better than when I last played a couple of weeks ago. "[On Saturday at Valspar], he putted a little bit off compared to what I saw at Honda, but he drove it way better and I don't see it going backwards from here". "Couple putts here and there would have been a different story".

Ernie Els: "I'm seeing the normal Tiger, the Tiger I've known for 24 years".

Reed will look back on one putt.

But for a moment there on that 17th green, as Woods rolled in a magnificent put from 44 feet away, pumped his fist in celebration, and heard the roar of the expectant gallery, the old Tiger was back.

Now, as Tiger hangs around the lead on Sunday for the first time recent memory (and within a year of having his spine fused together, the most incredible part of this particular return), NBC released their ratings information for Saturday's Tiger-filled third-round coverage.

He said that during his worst times he often thought about life before his back injury.

Woods hasn't been here on a Sunday in several years, but, fused spine and all, he appears to have picked up right where he left off. I played some really good golf. Rose birdied the opening hole and held the outright lead after Woods dropped a shot on the fourth, but bogeyed the 12th and 13th in a round of 72.

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