Woods extends advantage

24/03/2013 21:11:18
Tiger Woods   (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods' attempts to get back to World Number One will resume tomorrow after the final day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando was abandoned amid heavy storms.

The 37 year old will regain the spot he has held for 623 weeks across his career if he wins the event at Bay Hill, and in the two holes he managed he extended his lead from two shots to three.

He was left kicking his heels for the rest of the day, though, with storms ransacking the course, blowing television cameras over and leaving the course unplayable.

With a wealth of experience behind him, Woods will not be unduly fazed by having to come back tomorrow, but he will no doubt have wanted to finish the job today.

He will dislodge Rory McIlroy with a win and a second-hole birdie means at 12 under he is three shots ahead of the chasing Keegan Bradley, Ken Duke, Rickie Fowler and John Huh.

Play will resume at 1400GMT tomorrow, with the Tavistock Cup, which is due to feature Woods and other members of the field, to be arranged accordingly around it.

"The golf course is gone, bunkers are gone. We're going to need time for the course to drain," US PGA Tour official Mike Russell said through the organisation's Twitter account.

England's Justin Rose also got through two holes, but dropped a shot to fall to eight under, alongside Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño and Dane Thorbjørn Olesen.