Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill

But the number that he is fixated on now is neither his 79 PGA Tour victories nor his 14 major championships.

Woods stressed that there is still plenty to work on despite an encouraging round, which saw him hole a 71-foot putt for one of his six birdies.

"It's taken a few tournament rounds under my belt to be able to get into this position (regularly), but I've got my tournament feels now, which is nice".

"You guys are asking different questions than you did when I first came back and that wasn't that long ago, that's two months ago", Woods said after his round in quotes reported by ESPN.

"From the time I first won there, to the other times I won the Green Jacket".

Picking up where he left he left off on Sunday with a second place finish at the Valspar Championship, Woods's play in Thursday opening round continued to indicate his comeback is trending upwards.

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Woods, who had won eight times at Bay Hill, started his round with a double bogey on the third hole after sending his drive out of bounds.

Teeing off the 10th, Woods put on a ball-striking clinic on his front nine - hitting seven of the first nine greens in regulation and four of seven fairways from the tee to jag three birdies.

A four-under-par 68 left Woods a shot behind fellow American Jimmy Walker while England's Justin Rose is three under alongside Graeme McDowell.

Woods has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open, but he has won four times at Augusta National, where he will tee off in three weeks seeking another major crown.

On Thursday, Goydos carded back-to-back bogeys to slip to two-under, then grinded out an even-par second nine for a two-under in the round. The electricity that courses through the crowds when Woods is playing well, he added, "just seems to kind of elevate, and for some reason it just kind of gets me going". "Just keep making incremental improvements and I think I've done that. So I'm still learning, I'm getting a lot better at it ".

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