Golf • Tiger closes in on Haas, Rose but falters in last 3 holes.
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Orlando, Fla. • Tiger Woods still has plenty of work to do if he wants to defend his title at Bay Hill and go back to No. 1 in the world.
Justin Rose three-putted the final hole for bogey and a 2-under 70 to share the lead Friday with Bill Haas in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Haas never had a par putt longer than 4 feet in his bogey-free round of 66.
Woods was one shot out of the lead until he bogeyed the last three holes. He went from the sand to the water on the par-5 16th, went long of the 17th green for another bogey and had to lay up short of the water on the par-4 18th for his third bogey. Woods had a 70 and was four shots behind.
Hal Sutton, Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin and Roger Chapman shot 3-under 69 in light rain Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Saucier, Miss.
The 54-year-old Sutton was the most surprising player among the leaders at Fallen Oak. Winless since the PGA Tour's 2001 Houston Open, he had his left hip replaced in October.
Beatriz Recari shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 Friday to take the lead after two rounds in the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.
The Spaniard's two-round total of 8-under 136 gave her a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bill Haas -9
Justin Rose -9
John Huh -8
Tiger Woods -5
Mike Weir +2