Another day, another sign Tiger Woods is rediscovering old strengths.
Woods, the defending champion at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, wasn't at his best in Thursday's opening round of a tournament he's won seven times since 2000.
He was, in fact, thoroughly outplayed by playing partner Justin Rose, who shot a magnificent 65 to take the early lead by two strokes over John Huh.
But Woods still managed a 3-under par round of 69 that kept him in the top six and within reach of a record-tying win No. 8 at Bay Hill.
"I scored well," Woods said. "I didn't drive it well, didn't hit my irons well and didn't control my distances well, or my trajectory.
"Other than that, it was good."
Actually, the best description would be that it was good in parts, like the eagle on 16 after a 350-yard drive left him just a 150-yard pitching wedge into the par 5.
But maybe the greater point was that it wasn't bad.
At his peak, Woods won tournaments with his B game, and he did it by managing to score...