Former world No. 1 golf champion Tiger Woods had a good shot at the recent Valspar Championship by sharing the lead with fellow golfer Corey Conners. But he since coming back from a long career break, the golf protégée failed to make it to the top.
The 42-year old golfer had his share of success during the initial games as a birdie in the second round and during his eleventh hole took him closer to the lead at Valspar Championship.
Conners, who slipped getting a birdie during the initial stretch of the game kept calm. He tried to save his par from hitting the 17th bunkers. The ball slowly moved to the 18th green and was able to finish a par completing a 3- under 68.
The game became exciting as Conners only had a one-shot advantage over Woods. The people were on the edge as Woods tried to chip in a birdie after the 9th green. At No. 10, the former golf champion was able to get a hole in the 20-foot birdie putt. He also took his chance at hitting the 8ft. during the succeeding two holes.
Wood’s luck ran out though as he missed both shots which slowed his drive. The guardian featured this story and Woods said, “I’m up there. I don’t think this will be leading but at least I’m there with a chance [of] going into the weekend. Today was a good day. It was cold early, then the wind started blowing a little bit – it was inconsistent and tough to get a bid on. [I] did a lot of guessing and guessed pretty good, also got fooled a few times. “
Woods had a series of back operations to correct his spinal injuries over the last few years. His comeback is not a surprise as he once announced his retirement from the game. He says to The Guardian, “I’m starting to get a better feel of it. I’m able to play more feel golf than just trying to figure out how to play golf again.”