Woods' Valspar Championship lead has Hatton excited

Rose has won three times in his last nine worldwide starts

Rose has won three times in his last nine worldwide starts

Here's how to watch, and who to back at Innesbrook this week. These players will finish their rounds every day in what is affectionately known as "The Snake Pit" which is holes 16 thru 18.

He took the outright lead on the par-5 fifth hole with another birdie when he climbed to five-under, but gave that shot back with an unfortunate bogey on his final hole of the round.

Henrik Stenson (DK $10,200; FanDuel $11,600; FantasyDraft $16,000) You'll find Stenson priced under Spieth, McIlroy, Garcia, and Rose consistently across all sites.

Woods made five birdies to counter his mistakes in his round of 70, the first time he broke par in the opening round of a PGA Tour event since his 64 in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. So who should you be backing this week?

Elsewhere in the field, world number four Jordan Spieth finished his second round five over and looks certain to miss the weekend with the projected cut at two over.

The former world No. 1 applauded Mickelson's play-off win at last week's World Golf Championship in Mexico over PGA Championship victor Thomas. Ranked 9th for Strokes Gained tee to green and 2nd for sand saves. Rose was Top 10 here in 2011 & '14 but missed the cut his last visit in 2015.

Woods is chasing a first worldwide victory since August 2013
Woods is chasing a first worldwide victory since August 2013

His pitch from the back of the green flicked the pin and came to rest six feet beyond the hole before the par putt slid past on the left side.

"Today was tough", Woods said. He's struggled with driving in all three of his starts in 2018 (his now driving accuracy is way down at 45%, having hit just 63 of a possible 140 fairways).

A T35 at the Turkish Open seemed to be a slight step back, but later reports surfaced that the 2016 Open Champion had suffered a rib injury in Shanghai the week of the WGC-HSBC Champions doing a PR-ad for the WGC event. His first outing here, and needs a good putting week. Then you move to a 215 yard Par 3 with a narrow opening to a long green and you finish things off with a 445 yard Par 4 which has a green that is tucked away to the left which makes it extremely hard for these players to make the green in two.

One of the came at the par-3 fourth, when he was fooled by the wind and sent his tee shot sailing. He played a few weeks ago in the Honda Classic, finishing 12. For the first several years, it was a fall event, many times held opposite World Golf Championships or Presidents Cups.

The 42-year-old cited some examples of players who have been successful later in their careers and said he will be hoping to join the 40+ title winning club by picking up a title of his own before the end of the 2018 season.

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