Wi has share of lead; Woods sit­ting three back

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

OR­LANDO, FLA. | Char­lie Wi felt a lot bet­ter walk­ing off the golf course com­pared with his last round.

So did Tiger Woods.

Com­ing off a final round at In­nis­brook in which he made a 13 on one hole, Wi hit an 8-iron over the water to 6 feet for birdie on the 18th for a 6un­der 66, giv­ing him a share of the lead with Ja­son Dufner in the Arnold Palmer In­vi­ta­tional.

It’s the fourth time Dufner has been atop the leader­board af­ter a round dur­ing the Florida swing — ex­cept that none of those rounds has been on Sun­day.

The last time Woods was seen on the PGA Tour, he was be­ing driven away in a golf cart af­ter with­draw­ing in the mid­dle of the final round at Do­ral with sore­ness and swelling in his left Achilles ten­don.

Woods, a six-time cham­pion at Bay Hill, shot a 69 with­out break­ing a sweat, much less break­ing any body parts.

There was noth­ing par­tic­u­larly spe­cial about this round, ex­cept for a 30-foot birdie putt that swirled around the cup at the 15th, and a cou­ple of three-putt bo­geys that kept his score from be­ing lower.

“I didn’t re­ally do any­thing great to­day,” said Woods, who had only two ap­proach shots in­side 15 feet on the par 3s and par 4s. “I was just solid all day. I drove the ball well, hit my irons de­cent and putted all right. It’s just one of those days where not a lot was go­ing on.”

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