Live updates from Tiger Woods' Round 2 at the Valspar Championship

Tiger Woods grabs share of lead at Valspar Championship

Whee Kim, Kelly Kraft and Nick Watney opened with three-under 68s to be tied for second. Spieth is a former champion of this tournament and tends to play well at tournaments he has had success at.

"I enjoy when par is a good score".

"It was hard again, and when we started it was cold", Woods said. Today, made a couple of birdies, all of a sudden that puts me fourth, fifth right away. Stenson had a three-over 74, while Spieth fared even worse with a 76. He previously played in the United States last September at the BMW Championship in IL. On Wednesday, Woods shot a -2 during the Pro Am event at Innisbrook, getting a feel for the Copperhead course and his own game.

Morning or afternoon, it didn't matter. Course: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course).

The Canadian rookie showed up Monday to go through qualifying for the tournament, shot a 71 to miss out and then was told he got in as an alternate. "The whole group got fooled a lot today", he added. Meanwhile, a familiar face will be in the spotlight once again as Tiger Woods tees up once again in the first of his next two scheduled events. The victor could come out of that trio, but I also like Tony Finau, Chez Reavie, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, and Austin Cook as contenders.

One factor which has followed McIlroy around since returning to the US Tour has been the wind, and the world number 12 conceded it has occupied his mind.

As Woods, who began the day three shots off the lead, played his round and surged to the lead, the crowds following him swelled to a huge gallery, making it look like a major championship. But he made back-to-back bogeys at the 12th and 13th before playing the remaining five holes in 1 under. On his follow-through, though, Woods' club hit a tree and he was forced to let go of it. For a moment, it was easy to be transfixed by Woods' swings as he took the fans and viewers back to when he was appointment viewing as a singular force in the golf world.

Woods was unable to make the par save, but was still able to reflect on another solid outing that leaves him well in contention ahead of the weekend.

Tiger Woods admitted it was "very cool" to watch his old rival Phil Mickelson win the World Golf Championship in Mexico on Sunday and believes it is still possible for the old guard to challenge the younger generation for the major honors.

Woods was far more accurate with his approach to the seventh and saw his ball clatter into the pin, but was unable to hole the subsequent birdie putt from six feet.

"This is a tough golf course". This may change before too long, with the PGA Championship moving to March starting next year, the ideal time to hold a golf tournament in Florida.

"It'll be a little busy playing in front of Tiger this week, but it's exciting", he said. From the people who have reached out to me and the advice I've been given, you can't ask, 'Why?' in life. "We can all see that".