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

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He started the day by reaching the par-5 first hole with a long-iron second shot.

Afterward, he stood in front of a pack of reporters and sounded pleased that he'd given himself an opportunity, sure, but disappointed that he'd come up short.

The old Tiger magic was missing for most of the day as he struggled with his irons while a cold putter hampered the 14-time major champion.

No one caught him, giving him his second PGA Tour title and his first since the Houston Open in 2009. He won the first of his six USGA amateur titles there at the 1991 U.S. Junior Amateur and he shared a victorious handshake with Arnold Palmer eight times as the victor of Palmer's tournament.

The 40-year-old from England had reason to believe his hopes ended on Saturday when he hit into the water on the 16th and made double bogey, falling five shots behind. Last year, he posted nine top-ten finishes on the PGA TOUR. He also had two bogies, which proved to be the difference between finishing fourth and being in a playoff with victor Paul Casey. "He just went through a tough time there and he's now back".

Okay - perhaps that sounds a little overdramatic, but it's also pretty accurate.

Despite some of the low scores we saw throughout this week, Innisbrook is no pushover. Of those, 18 players have won three or more times.

You can practice all you want in solitude, beat thousands of balls into the dying sunset, chip and putt for hours in shorts and flip-flops in your back yard. "He put it on us and got it done".

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Right when Paul Casey felt he was a victor in the Valspar Championship, he looked up at the TV and saw a scene that was all too familiar. I think that will maybe give me a little boost going forward.

The miss left him two back of Casey with the Copperhead Course's intimidating Snake Pit ahead of him. While the scoring came smoothly, it was the wait that got to him.

"It was a very good week", Woods said. He was one of my best friends when I joined Burhill, small club I'm still a member at in Surrey: His nickname is Nutta.

And while so much attention was understandably thrown to Woods, don't let that take away from what Casey accomplished.

A thrilling finale was in prospect at Palm Harbor, with Justin Rose scrambling hard around the greens to stay one behind fellow Englishman Casey. Better yet, this win will go a long way toward setting him up for his first Ryder Cup appearance since 2008.

"It's the only time he's congratulated me immediately after a victory", Casey said after shooting 65 to finish at 10-under 274.

When Golf Channel analyst David Duval, a snakebit contemporary of Woods in the 1990s and early 2000s, heard about young players gushing that they wish they could have played against Woods in his prime, he offered, "The hell you do". Hey, trade-offs need to be made. "So nice and just been into it and into this event and I played myself right there in contention so it will be a fun Sunday".