Woods healthy enough for post-round practice


ORLANDO, Fla. – Better news then Tiger Woods’ second-round 65 that lifted him into the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday was what he did after his round.

“I’ve got some work to do on the range,” said Woods, who withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship earlier this month with a tight left Achilles tendon, as he headed to the practice tee and not the physical therapy trailer.

There was no tightness on Friday at Bay Hill as Woods put on a ball-striking clinic, hitting all but one green in regulation (No. 13), 10 of 14 fairways and taking 30 putts on his way to a one-stroke lead over Graeme McDowell, who carded a round-of-the-day 63, and Jason Dufner.

Woods said the difference between his old swing and the Sean Foley-restructured action has been increased consistency. “My bad days aren’t as bad as they used to be,” he said.