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Can Tiger Woods win at the Honda Classic?

Tiger Woods is right in contention heading into the weekend at the Honda Classic.

Tiger Woods heads into the weekend of the Honda Classic right in contention.

Despite some very tough conditions at the PGA National, Woods has carded a 70 and a 71 to lie just four shot back of leaders Luke List and Jamie Lovemark.

He played the famous “Bear Trap” in two over after finding the water on the par three 16th or he could be even closer to the leaders.

Tiger was very happy with where his game is going into the final two rounds.

“I’m right there in the ballgame,” Woods said. “I really played well today. I played well all day today.”

His playing partner, Brandt Snedeker, backed up what Woods was saying.

Snedker said: “I’d be shocked if he’s not there Sunday with a chance to win. He’s close to playing some really, really good golf.”

There are some other big names near the top of the leaderboard. Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters sit at -2 and -1 respectively and will be hoping they can get their maiden wins on the PGA Tour.

Daniel Berger – one of the picks in this week’s betting preview – is alongside Pieters at -1.

But the biggest story – outside of Woods – is perhaps that defending champion and pre-tournament favourite, Rickie Fowler, has missed the cut.

His six over par 76 left him two shots outside of the cut line and he will have the weekend off.

This could end up being a very memorable weekend of golf if Woods can go on and do what many believed he was no longer capable of and win this tournament.

Even if he doesn’t, it is certainly trending in the right direction as we head towards the Masters in six weeks.


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