Tiger Woods briefly grabs lead at Valspar

14-time Major champ shoots 68 on Friday

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Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 17th tee during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on Friday in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Tiger Woods briefly returned to the top of the leaderboard Friday after a 930-day absence.

The 42-year-old former world No. 1 golfer posted a three-under-par second round at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.

A birdie on the 11th hole gave him a share of the lead and then Woods grabbed sole possession of the lead for a bit later in his round.

Overall, he shot a 68 on Friday to follow up his opening-round 70. When he left the course, he was in a four-way tie at 138 with Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Palmer. Kelly Kraft joined that grouping later in the day when he finished his round with a one-under-par 70.

However, Corey Conners pulled out in front as the day went along. The 26-year-old Canadian shot a 69 on Friday to give him the overall lead with a six-under-par 136.

The last time Woods had led a PGA Tour event came during the third round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

The 14-time Major champion is seeking his first PGA Tour win since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. A victory would be his 80th overall, leaving him two shy of all-time leader Sam Snead.

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