Tiger Woods in the hunt going into final round at Valspar

Tiger Woods in the hunt going into final round at Valspar

Tiger Woods has come close to winning his first US PGA Tour event in nearly five years, finishing one stroke off forcing a play-off in Palm Harbor, Florida.

With victory apparently out of his grasp, Woods stroked a 43-foot birdie putt that broke perfectly into the middle of the 17th hole and took him to the last with a chance of a playoff.

As good as Woods looked all week, though, he was unable to summon his legendary closing power Sunday, falling one shot short of victory, an honor claimed by Paul Casey, who finished 10-under to Woods' and Patrick Reed's 9-under.

Woods' last win came in Akron, Ohio and his near miss in Florida leaves the 42-year-old on 79 US PGA Tour triumphs.

"It feels good to be up here", Woods, who has not won since 2013, said. "It was one of those days I kept getting half-clubs".

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The Englishman notching seven birdies and a single bogey to post an early clubhouse lead that was good enough to see him home for only his second PGA win and his first in nine years since the 2009 Houston Open. He got up-and-down from a bunker short of the green at No. 11 for birdie, stuffed his approach to a foot on No. 12 and then holed a 20-foot birdie from just off the green at No. 13. And I felt that way before all of his off-course transgressions became public.

"I thought it was just teed up beautifully for him".

You can practice all you want in solitude, beat thousands of balls into the dying sunset, chip and putt for hours in shorts and flip-flops in your back yard. Mullinax's previous best showing in a PGA Tour tournament came at last year's U.S. Open, where he finished tied for ninth.

The crowds, of course, were out in full force to watch the world's most-popular golfer play. "A couple putts here and there, it could have been a different story".

"The guy (Woods) has got more victories than all of us put together", a relieved Casey said. I hadn't played there in a couple years because of my back and I wanted to play there a couple years ago.

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Johnston laid up and had a longer putt for birdie, which he missed, and Wallace won when he tapped in from a foot.

"I know I made some errors yesterday - I hit it in the water twice - but as a whole I would say it's one of the cleanest weeks I've ever had from kind of a golf course management point of view".

Woods hasn't been here on a Sunday in several years, but, fused spine and all, he appears to have picked up right where he left off. The good news is my confidence can flip into a pretty elite level once that kind of clicks, and I've just been searching for that. But he dropped one on the 4th and struggled to get the putter going from then, reeling off pars all the way to the 17th.

Woods shot a final-round 70 to come oh-so-close to that first tour victory since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

The Fijian closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-day total of 11-under 202 at Newport Beach Country Club.

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