Valspar Championship: Tiger Woods 'proper there' entering final round

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Tiger Woods attracts big crowds on day three of the Valspar Championship (Getty Photographs)

Tiger Woods is in place to contend for his first PGA Tour win since 2013 at this week’s Valspar Championship.

The 14-time main champion is lurking only one shot behind chief Corey Conners at eight beneath after firing a four-beneath sixty seven in Round three. Woods is proud of the best way his recreation has progressed this week.

“I’m excited. I really feel good,” Woods stated. “I really feel like I am enjoying a bit higher and cleaner. The final two days I missed — had a bogey on the final gap with the sand wedge yesterday. Aside from that, it has been a reasonably clear final couple of days and actually good, actually constant. I moved myself up the board. I do know it is packed up there however at the very least I obtained a shot.”

Woods is tied for second with Model Snedeker and Justin Rose, and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed can also be inside shouting distance. Woods understands he must hold his foot on the fuel pedal.

“Tomorrow, there is a packed leaderboard. There’s so many guys (who) performed their approach again up into this event,” Woods stated. “(Adam Scott) performed nicely, he acquired it up there. Rosy has been enjoying nicely. He is enjoying a Prime-10 virtually each single week he is performed (like that) during the last 5, six months.

“So, there’s numerous guys up there, so, you recognize, myself included. Received to go on the market and actually play nicely once more. Hopefully I am going to make a couple of extra birdies and maintain that card clear. I am proper there. I am just one again. As I say, there is a bunched up leaderboard. I’ve acquired a shot going into tomorrow. I have to play a great, strong round, clear card once more and we’ll see what occurs.”

Woods performed alongside Snedeker Saturday, and the buddies will probably be proper again in the identical pairing Sunday.

“We had enjoyable once more, Sneds and I. I feel that is what, perhaps thirteen rounds and 6 or 7 of them with him,” Woods stated. “We have had fun. We each performed properly and it was simply an unbelievable setting. Individuals have been into it and we put up some good numbers.

Again in rivalry, Woods loves listening to all of the noise from the gallery.

“Very, very loud,” Woods stated. “The individuals in Tampa are actually into it and (have) been unimaginable. So good and simply been into it and into this occasion and I performed myself proper there in rivalry so will probably be a enjoyable Sunday.”