Tiger Woods to play in Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor next week

Ann Santiago
March 4, 2018

Woods finished in 12th place in the Honda Classic at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida in February, in what was only his third PGA Tour start since his comeback after spine surgery.

Tiger Woods appears to be back, finally, and while the 42-year-old's game isn't quite sharp enough to win on the PGA Tour yet, the mere fact that he's healthy and still able to make birdies has given the game of golf a major boost.

The four-time Masters victor announced Friday that before he heads to Magnolia Lane he will start two PGA Tour events - next week's Valspar Championship, which he has never played, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he owns eight of his 79 tour victories.

The golf world expected Woods to play Bay Hill, where he has nearly a.500 record in his 17 starts.

Tiger Woods' return to golf has been a positive one with the 14-time major victor recently earning his first top-15 finish since 2015.

Sharma, who entered the week ranked first on the European Tour after early-season victories in South Africa and Malaysia, said: "I've definitely proven to myself I belong here and I can play with the big boys".


"It means keep building my body, keep building towards April. I told you guys at Torrey, try and get everything situated for April and I feel like I'm right on track for that".

Tiger Woods has confirmed when he will next tee it up on the PGA Tour.

"I've been away from tournament golf for so long that I'm starting to feel the rounds", Woods said Sunday following the Honda Classic.

"I missed the golf ball in the correct spots and I had control of my ball. So I think it would be a very good thing for him to go play Valspar". "I'm starting to get into it quicker, feel the pace, feel the shots and get a better sense of it".

Tiger Woods hopes to get 144 more tournament holes in before Augusta.

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