Tiger Woods: 'Man, I've Missed This' After Stirring Valspar Finish

Kristopher Nichols
March 13, 2018

Englishman Paul Casey surged to victory at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday as Tiger Woods finished one stroke behind in a tie for second place.

The final round coverage on NBC was up 28 percent vs the final round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship (4.0) - the last time Woods contended on a Sunday. As many are aware, The Valspar Championship at the Copperhead Course is not known for being one of the top tournaments on the PGA schedule. Woods, searching for his first PGA Tour win since 2013, started the day a shot back...

Woods' fusion surgery ended a brief comeback bid a year ago. "Getting better. Thank you for all the support".

"It's going to be good for me to get back", Woods told reporters. He went 15 holes without a birdie until he brought Innisbrook to life with a birdie putt from just inside 45 feet that died into the cup at the par-3 17th, leaving him one shot behind with one hole to play.

But Woods could not replicate the magic at the par-four 18th, where he missed a hard 40-foot birdie putt that would have forced a playoff with Casey at the Innisbrook Resort.

He nevertheless approached the final green knowing a birdie would force a play-off, following a stunning 44-foot putt for a two on the 17th that sent his supporters insane.

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Reed was tied with Casey coming up the last, only to sensationally throw away the chance of victory - hitting a weak birdie putt from distance that ultimately saw the ball roll back down a ridge to its starting point.

Casey had four birdies and a bogey on his front nine, then seized control with three birdies on the trot at 11, 12 and 13 that moved him to 10-under.

"The clean-ups on 16, 17 and 18 - fantastic", Casey said. "I've been here before a few times", the 42-year-old said when asked if he had felt any nerves.

No one caught him, giving him his second PGA Tour title and his first since the Houston Open in 2009.

One man told his friend standing off the second fairway: "I'm here for one reason".

Sergio Garcia finished fourth on eight under after matching Casey's 65, while Justin Rose was one further back with Rory Sabbatini after struggling for any form en route to a 72.

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