Tiger Woods believes he has a “chance” of glory at the Valspar Championship and admits he is “getting a little bit better” on the course.

Tiger Woods feels his game is coming together well to challenge for honours after moving into a share of second place at the halfway stage of the Valspar Championship (Woods 4/1 fav Outright Betting).

The 42-year-old is playing his fourth tournament of the season after an injury-ravaged few years that has seen the 14-time major winner undergo several operations on his back.

Things seemed to be shaping up after he managed a tied-12th finish at the Honda Classic last time out and Friday’s 68 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club means he will begin his third round in a share of second place on four-under par.

The Florida resident carded a pair of birdies on both the front nine and after the turn but blotted his copybook with a bogey at his final hole.

Nevertheless, Woods seemed upbeat after his round and confessed that he is feeling more comfortable on the course week by week.

“I’m getting a feel for it, finding the rhythm of rounds and not having a problem posting scores,” he said. “I’ve got a chance going into the weekend.

“I keep getting a little bit better here and there, making these subtle tweaks. I needed a little bit more tournament time in and I’ve done that.”

Canada’s Corey Conners (12/1) leads the field on -6, while Woods has Paul Casey (7/1), Brandt Snedeker (12/1), Ryan Palmer (25/1) and Kelly Kraft (35/1) for company two shots back.

England’s Justin Rose (7/1) is in a group of five players on -3 but fellow Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy will not participate at the weekend after a 73 saw him end up on five-over and miss the cut.

Other big-name casualties included Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland and Jason Dufner but there is no doubt that Woods will be the main attraction over the final 36 holes.

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