Charging Tiger hits the front at Palmer event
Woods seized the clubhouse lead one in front of them on 10 under par by adding a 65 to his opening 69. The six-time winner of this title will look for his first PGA win in two-and-a-half years this weekend. Charlie Wi, of Korea, will be among his challengers after he moved to within two of Woods with four to play last night.
Mcdowell continued an amazing month for European golfers in Florida. The Northern Irishman has seen Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose and Luke Donald win the last three PGA events.
Mcdowell said: “Shooting 63 on a golf course like this is always a lot of fun and this is an event that I like to put in my schedule. Mr Palmer is our host and it always has that special feel to it.
“I’m playing the next three weeks now and I’m fresher than I’ve been for a long time. It’s nice to be kind of back under the radar a little bit.
“This time last year I was in the limelight and that takes a little bit of getting used to for a guy who has never really had to do that before.”