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PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Nine hundred and thirty days.
That’s how long it had been since Tiger Woods, who once made tournament victories a regular occurrence, had held a lead in an official PGA Tour event. It all changed Friday.
Tiger Woods reacts after a putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort. Michael Reaves/Getty Images
A birdie on his 11th hole in the second round of the Valspar Championship elevated Woods into a share of the lead, and another three holes later lifted him into sole possession of that position.
The biggest difference for Woods was that he eliminated the mistakes which had plagued his three previous starts this year, posting a 68 after his only bogey of the day on his final hole, following an opening-round 70.
That total will leave Woods in contention this weekend for his first tournament title in more than four-and-a-half years, roughly the same time between wins as Phil Mickelson, who finally clinched another this past Sunday.
Competing in this tournament for the first time in his 23-year professional career, Woods is still seeking his 80th career PGA Tour title, which would move him to within two of all-time leader Sam Snead. His last victory came at the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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