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Tiger Woods surges to the top of a PGA Tour leaderboard for the first time since 2015

9 March 2018 6:28 PM
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Entering on Friday, Tiger Woods had not led a golf tournament since August 22, 2015, when he ascended to the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Wyndham Championship.

Woods would falter with a final-round 70, finishing four strokes behind winner Davis Love III, and less than a month later would have the first of two back operations that would keep him away from competitive golf, with a couple of exceptions, until January of this year.

The name of the 14-time major winner wasn't on any leaderboard, much less on top of one.

That unimaginable streak ended on Friday at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Florida, as Woods carded a 3-under-par 68 to take a share of the lead with Paul Casey and Brandt Snedeker into the clubhouse after his morning round at the Valspar Championship.

"It means I'm there with a chance to win on the weekend. Today was a good day," Woods told reporters after the round.


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