Tiger commits to back-to-back Valspar, Arnold Palmer events

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The former world number one will play in the Valspar Championship next week quickly followed by the Arnold Palmer Invitational in an attempt to rack up some more competitive rounds.

"He's close to winning a golf tournament", said former PGA Tour victor and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee. The Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course will represent Woods' fourth PGA Tour start of the season.

So that's that. Golf fans want to see Tiger and that's why you'll see nearly every one of his shots in every tournament he plays whether he is in the lead or not.

Woods was pleased with his ballstriking all week in tough, windy conditions and stressed the importance of playing in enough tournaments before the Masters.

His latest return as been promising with a tie for 23rd at Torrey Pines (seven shots behind) and 12th place at the Honda Classic (eight shots behind).

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Crucially, they are four points clear of fifth placed Chelsea . "We have worked hard in training on beating teams who stay deep". Zabaleta said: "It is not only against West Ham - we have seen they can score more than two or three goals against top sides.

And given his superb showing last week at PGA National who would bet against Woods winning an 80th PGA Tour event ahead of returing to Augusta National for a first occasion since finishing T17th in 2015. He missed the cut at Riviera, where he never won even at his best.

Should he improve that form in the build-up to the US Masters, then Feherty says Woods will firmly be in the mix for a fifth US Masters title.

"I feel like I've really hit the ball well", Woods said after the Honda Classic.

The golf world expected Woods to play Bay Hill, where he has nearly a.500 record in his 17 starts.

"I don't think he's all the way there and all the way back. And I feel like I'm right on track for that". Along with Woods, players who also have entered include Rory McIlroy for the first time, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.