Woods off to strong start in Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods has picked up this week where he left off at the Valspar Championship in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Fourteen-time major champion Tiger Woods   -  (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods got off to a strong start to take an early share of the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday.

After finishing runner-up to Paul Casey at the Valspar Championship last week, Woods maintained his impressive form with a three-under 33 on his opening nine at Bay Hill Golf Club,

Woods started his first round on the back nine and birdied two of his first four holes.

The 14-time major champion added another birdie on the par-five 16th, and made it through his first nine holes without a bogey.

Woods, an eight-time winner at this event, has not won on the PGA Tour since 2013 and last week marked his first top-10 finish since 2015.

When Woods made the turn, he was tied atop the leaderboard with Billy Hurley III.