Written By;

Carl Sengstock

Paul Casey came from behind and won the VALSPAR Championship by one stroke over Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed.

Casey fired a fantastic -6 under par 65 to finish as clubhouse leader earlier today.

Everyone was shooting at that number but no one could get there!

Patrick Reed hit the 18th in two but when he went to putt his third shot, he didn’t hit it hard enough, and the ball came right back at his feet.

He then chipped from on the green but could do no better than a bogey 5 and a tie for second place.

All eyes were on Tiger Woods today and it hurt every time he missed a putt. He was as solid from tee to green as he has ever been.

The putts just wouldn’t drop for him. The highlight of his round was the 44′ putt he drilled into the center of the cup for a birdie 2 on the 17th hole.

That brought him to within one stroke of Casey’s -10 under tournament score. He hit 2 solid shots on 18 but left his putt short and ended up in a tie for 2nd.

It’s tough to feel too bad for him because he did win just shy of $600,000.

Tiger KNOWS that he is back. I’ve never seen him in such great shape and his swing speed this week was at the top of the field.

Really do think he is going to see his 9th win at Bay Hill this week.

If that does happen all this reporter can say is “look out” Augusta National.

A Major title is definitely NOT out of the question. The VALSPAR had as strong a field as we have seen this year and he was one shot from tying the winner.

The Major titles champ is Jack Nicklaus with 18, we all are well aware of this.

If Tiger gets a Major this year, well then I have to say that Jack’s record is in jeopardy.

Playing golf with Ben Wright a few years back and asked him who the greatest golfer of all time is, Ben said “Nicklaus of course”.

BUT went on to say if Tiger breaks Jack’s Major mark then it will be Tiger.

Too soon for this discussion but things are really starting to get exciting and all because of Tiger Woods.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous

    you seem to place a lot of faith in Tiger Woods. Sure he is a great player, but the tour is full of great players these days. It will indeed be interesting to see how he plays at Bay Hill…


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