Wi has share of lead; Woods sitting three back
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.”