Tiger Woods entered the final round of the Valspar Championship at 8-under par and just one off the lead.
Things looked promising for Woods after a birdie on the par-5 first hole, but he followed it up with a bogey three holes later, and from there it was 12 straight pars to remain at 8-under par.
With Paul Casey already in the clubhouse at 10-under par, Woods arrived at the par-3 17th needing to finish the final two holes of the Snake Pit birdie-birdie. A tall order, no doubt, but Woods made it exciting nonetheless by nailing a 44-foot putt for birdie that rocked the grounds at Innisbrook… and set Twitter on fire.
Are you kidding me @TigerWoods ?!?
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 11, 2018
For the first time in years I’ve actively turned on golf to watch a non-major. Tell me Tiger Woods doesn’t matter to that sport 💁🏻♂️⛳️
— Jacob Reynolds (@JRFromTheSouth) March 11, 2018
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 11, 2018
I'll say this again: The same Tiger Woods who hasn't won a major championship in going on 10 years is still times 10 the biggest draw in golf and rivals LeBron for the biggest individual draw in sports.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 11, 2018
Second place, one shot back.
Final round 70 without his A game.#Tiger Woods is back.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) March 11, 2018
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) March 11, 2018
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 11, 2018
@TigerWoods you are ridiculous 🔥🔥🔥 that putt on 17 wow!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 11, 2018
Per our @JustinRayGC, Phil Mickelson's win drought lasted 1,687 days.
Sunday at Bay Hill will be 1,687 days since Tiger Woods' last victory. pic.twitter.com/Mo4CZ4C1fV
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 11, 2018
No other athlete forces folks to their tv's like Tiger Woods. He's compelling and the most exciting athlete to watch…and everyone has a rooting interest in it. Tigers effect on golf can't be talked about enough
— Bob Fescoe (@bobfescoe) March 11, 2018
Tiger Woods is back baby 🐅 pic.twitter.com/sxFgWtiVpL
— luisa (@luisagibsonxo) March 11, 2018
Forget about this approach. That Tiger Woods is standing in the 72nd fairway, with a chance to make a playoff at an official PGA Tour event, is nothing short of astonishing
— Joel Beall (@JoelMBeall) March 11, 2018
.@TigerWoods from deep! What a putt. So great to see him competing like this on a Sunday.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) March 11, 2018
NBC Sports execs so drunk right now thanks to Tiger Woods.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) March 11, 2018
Well guys. I can confirm this. Tiger Woods, the golfer, is back. Very, very back.
— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) March 11, 2018
Tiger Woods, Donald Trump and violent video games are in the news. It's the 90's again
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) March 11, 2018
Tiger Woods, No. 1 seed, Augusta Regional
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) March 11, 2018
My timeline is 🔥🔥🔥 for Tiger Woods in the Valspar Open in early March is something I never thought I'd be tweeting this year.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) March 11, 2018
Say what you want about Tiger Woods but how many people are watching golf right now that haven’t turned it on in years?
— Mike (@mjm52372) March 11, 2018
Listening to the crowd, it really is amazing what Tiger Woods means to golf and the game's followers. I'm hanging on every shot and I've never played a round in my life.
— Bill Center (@PadresCentral) March 11, 2018
Has anyone ever impacted a sport more than Tiger Woods has impacted golf? The anticipation for The Masters now is unreal!
— Ozzy (@ZOsborn10) March 11, 2018
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 11, 2018
Let’s goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 🐯!!! @TigerWoods
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) March 11, 2018