Valspar Champs: Round One

Golf

ByTheMinGolf

Welcome to live coverage of the 1st round of the Valspar Championship from Tampa Florida. Can Tiger strike another blow for the over 40’s after Phil Mickelson won in Mexico last week?

Here is the current leaderboard. Canadian Corey Conners leads after only securing his spot in the field on Monday

The marquee group of the afternoon wave is a trio we all know by their first names. Tiger , Jordan and Henrik have played 8 holes and Woods is showing them the way at -1 just three back. Jordan +3 , Henrik +2

Woods in the sand beside the ninth green in two and despite a shout from the crowd which amazingly made him pull away mid swing he recovers and splashes out to about 6ft

Jordan plays a gem from the another bunker and nearly holes it. Short sided though so it ran about the same distance past as Tiger

Jordan misses another putt and he’s out in a woeful 40

Tiger misses too low right and it’s an even front side of 36

Tim Barter earning his crust now by explaining the nuances of the 10th hole at the Copperhead resort. As you can imagine it’s thrilling stuff...

Now his US colleagues are doing the same exact preview! Meanwhile Stenson has pumped another one of his nuked 3 woods straight down the middle..Tiger then follows suit

Rory playing this week too but he hacked around in a three over 74 earlier this morning. Shout out to my man Luke Donald a former winner here who fared better with a one under 70