Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Stenson, DeChambeau share PGA Palmer lead

Stenson, DeChambeau share PGA Palmer lead

Will be updated. With AP Photos.

Stenson was flawless in going down the Bay Hill course's back nine in regulation, maintaining his composure as Aaron Wise and Talor Gooch, who trailed him by a stroke after 18 holes, faltered at the start of their second round.

The next tournament on the schedule for Woods is the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Rory McIlroy made the flawless start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday, recording a three-under par 68 at Bay Hill. I can just see it, feel it and go. "But I'm still in the lead". Fine-let's all just yell it one more time: Tiger's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, baby!

Having started on the 10th in his second round, McIlroy picked up birdies on the 13th and 15th but then suffered back-to-back bogeys on the first and second.

In-form Englishman Justin Rose is a shot back in solo fourth. Ryan Moore (67) also was three back.

Woods' club speed has increased to an astonishing 122.5mph, second in the PGA Tour behind Keith Mitchell's 123.9 miles per hour average.

"Worked on my swing a little bit, found a feeling, found something I could go with into this week and hopefully beyond", McIlroy, who tied for fourth at the event a year ago, told NBC Sports.

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"Obviously there is no extension signed but I don't think now is the moment to do it". It's easy when you have only one year remaining that other people might say something.

The 14-time major victor three-putted the ninth for a second bogey of the day but birdied the 12th and 16th and narrowly missed from 15 feet for another on the last as he seeks a first victory since 2013. His lone comeback was from five shots behind in 2009, when he beat Sean O'Hair with a 67 in the final round. According to Odds Shark, the latest figures from online bookmaker Bovada has Woods odds at Arnold Palmer Invitational set at +600. I'm just playing shots, playing the holes, playing angles, where to miss the golf ball, all these things are becoming more intuitive.

Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for the lead at 11 under. His tee shot found the left rough and led to a bogey. He fell no more than two shots behind, closing the margin when Stenson bogeyed the 17th.

"Today was just a bad day", he said. For some, this is the return of golf's messiah, while for others this is a chance to make a quick buck off of one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.

He paused to smile before mentioning players who were lurking.

"I kept patient and then I got on a strong run and made three (birdies) in a row coming home".

A victory on Sunday could get him back on track, and it would be his first worldwide victory since his incredible performance at the 2016 TOUR Championship. He has a chance to change that, which is all he wanted.

"I'm gonna have to shoot a low one tomorrow, and probably get a little bit of help", said Woods. "I lived in a nice climate for too many years". "I didn't drop a shot, where I could have easily dropped three shots on those holes".

He finished at 10-under par.

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