A revved-up Tiger Woods stated the juices are flowing after making a robust begin to his Valspar Championship marketing campaign.
The 14-time main champion carded a 1-underneath-par 70 to be tied for eighth in Palm Harbor, Fla. Thursday.
It was a topsy-turvy outing for Woods, who had 5 birdies to go together with 4 bogeys as he ended the opening spherical alongside Masters champion Sergio Garcia and three photographs behind chief Corey Conners.
“The [juices] are flowing. I am revved up. I really like competitors,” Woods stated following his spherical.
“I’ve a terrific pairing this week. Jordan [Spieth] and Henrik [Stenson] are two nice guys. Very aggressive. Have had nice years.”
Two-straight birdies to start out the again 9.
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“I take pleasure in when par is an effective rating, it is a reward,” stated Woods. “There are some tournaments when [after] about 4 holes you do not make a birdie and you are feeling such as you’re behind.
“Immediately, made a few birdies, swiftly that places me fourth, fifth instantly. That is how onerous it’s.
“It is the reward to go on the market and make a pair birdies right here and there and I like that sort of problem.”
“I really feel like I am happy with each facet of my recreation,” he continued. “I drove it properly, I hit a variety of good iron photographs today and had some good velocity on the putts. I assumed I actually did properly today general.”
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Woods – making his first look at Innisbrook since 1996 – survived a nervy second when his left arm hit a tree.
The forty two-yr-previous, whose profession has been derailed by again accidents, pulled his tee shot on the par-4 sixteenth gap because the ball ended up in entrance of a tree.
Making an attempt to play his means out of hassle, Woods made contact with the tree however the American star prevented damage as his membership went flying within the air.
“It did not really feel excellent,” Woods added. “I moved all of the individuals and even warned them in case the membership breaks and will get over there.”