Charg­ing Tiger hits the front at Palmer event

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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.”

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