That was followed by successive bogeys on 12 and 13, yet Woods responded well with a stunning tee shot on the 17th, which earned him a birdie to complete a one under par round of 70.
His short game was particularly impressive, nearly holing a flop shot from the rough at the par-five first, which led to a tap-in birdie and set a positive tone for the round.
But back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13 hampered the 14-time major victor until a stunning tee shot on the 17th hole left a putt from two feet to haul him within three shots of leader Conners.
Woods would falter with a final-round 70, finishing four strokes behind victor Davis Love III, and less than a month later would have the first of two back operations that would keep him away from competitive golf, with a couple of exceptions, until January of this year.
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Woods finished with four birdies and one bogey, which took place on his final hole of the day at No. 9.
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Woods continues his latest comeback from injury at the Valspar Championship in Florida and said he was delighted that he had a chance to compete and fight for titles once again. The whole group got fooled a lot today, a tough day all around.
"I enjoy when par is a good score".
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Woods, victor of 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour events, hasn't won on the Tour since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Woods managed to clear the water as his ball held up in the rough just short of the green, but he pitched to within three feet and rattled in the par putt to the delight of the huge galleries following the former world No 1. "Myself, Bubba. There's a few who know how to play the golf course and it fits us", Woods said.
Woods has showed some signs of better performance lately, finishing 12th in his most recent start, at the Honda Classic last month. "You just couldn't. (caddie) Joey (LaCava) and I really had a hard time today figuring out what to hit, what the trajectory is, am I going to hit it above the tree or around the tree height?" I've done that from tournament to tournament, I just need to get a little bit more tournament time in and I think I've done that.
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