Tiger Woods at Barclays 2012 Tracker: Day 3 Highlights, Updates and More
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Tiger Woods is Even for his round through 14 holes.
He is at -5 and five shots behind the leader, Nick Watney.
Tiger has hit the ball beautifully today but four 3-putt greens have halted his progress up the leaderboard.
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Tiger Posts 72 and will start the final round at -4.
Sergio Garcia leads at -10 but there are 18 players within six shots of the lead.
Sunday's final round could be a real shoot out with so many tournament tested veterans near the lead.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem wants high drama for his FedEx Cup Playoff series. I think he will be happy with the 2012 Barclays.
It brings the PGA Tour to the Big Apple and is showcased on a big time golf course, Bethpage Black.
Can Sergio win back-to-back PGA tournaments?
Can Tiger rally?
Will someone else make a run at the leaders tomorrow and get in a position to win $10 million the FedEx Cup in four weeks?
Tiger Woods shot +1 72 for the third round at the Barclays.
Tiger was able to rap his three foot putt into the hole for his par at No. 18.
He had five bogeys and four birdies in his round today.
His four 3-putts was the first time he has ever had that many 3-putt greens in an 18 hole round.
Players definitely had an advantage on the greens earlier in the day. The greens have noticeably dried out in the afternoon and become crusty and brown.
Sergio Garcia has found them to his liking, however.
With a par at No. 15 he takes a two shot lead over Nick Watney.
Tiger's second from 155 yards at No. 18 found the green but he will have a 24 foot birdie putt.
3-putts today have prevented him from posting a very good score.
His birdie putt ran by the edge of the hole and he will have three feet to save his par.
He will continue his streak of posting over par rounds on the weekends at big events.
Tiger Woods is +1 for his round heading to the 18th tee.
The 18th at Bethpage requires a 250 yard tee shot to stay short of the bunkers that protect both sides of the fairway.
Tiger struck a perfect iron and will have 155 yards remaining from the center of the fairway.
He may have too many shots to make up for the win tomorrow, but a top-10 finish here will keep him in a good position heading into the second FedEx Playoff event next week at the Deutsche Bank.
Tiger's second shot on the par-3 No. 17 was struck perfectly but did not fall in the hole.
He was able to tap in for par and remains at +1 for the day.
He is six shots behind leader Sergio Garcia at -10.
Tiger just has the difficult No. 18 to close out his day.
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Tiger Woods is +1 today and -4 for the event.
The 17th green at Bethpage is surrounded by large deep bunkers.
It is playing to 207 yards and shots long enough to carry the bunkers won't hold on the firm green.
Tiger's tee shot flew right over the flag and he will have a 30 fee back down the slope to the hole.
Tiger Woods is +1 for his round and -4 for the tournament at No. 16
Tiger just made a great sand save from 65 yards.
His sand shot got to within 4 feet and Tiger knocked down the putt.
The par keeps him at -4.
Sergio just made birdie at No. 13 to take the sole lead at -10.
Watney falls one back at -9.
Tiger again drove his ball into the left rough. He hit his second on No. 16 just 116 yards into a bunker still 65 yards from the hole.
Tiger needs to finish strong over these last three holes to stay in touch with the leaders if he wants to have a chance in the final round tomorrow.
Hole No. 15 Tiger is +1 for the day -4 for the tournament.
Tiger's chip shot from behind the green on No. 15 stopped 10 feet short of the hole and he missed his par putt. His fifth bogey of the day will move him to +1 for the third round.
His tee shot into the left rough left him with relatively little chance to make par on the most difficult hole on the golf course.
Nick Watney meanwhile made a mess of the 12th hole and his bogey has left him tied with Sergio Garcia at -9.
Bethpage Black is proving to be a severe challenge for the leaders this afternoon.
The greens have dried out and are very firm and fast.
Tiger had 143 yards to the green from the tall gnarly grass on the left side of the 15th hole.
He hacked an iron in the general direction of the elevated green and his ball ended up over the green.
He will be left with a very difficult downhill chip on the extremely fast greens at Bethpage.
Tiger is now Even for his round and at -5 is five back of the leader Nick Watney.
Tiger has hit his first wayward tee shot of the day.
He hit his pull over the top driver into the tall junk way left of the fairway on No. 15.
No. 15 is the most difficult hole on the course and present a tough challenge from where his ball lies.
Tiger is really struggling with the greens today.
He gunned his birdie putt well by the hole once again and missed the come back putt for par.
The bogey moves him back to even for the day.
The 3-putt at No. 14 is his fourth 3-putt of the round.
Tiger had not had a 3-putt through the first 36 holes.
Sergio Garcia picked up a birdie at No. 11 to get back to -1 for the day and -9 for the tournament.
Nick Watney made bogey at No. 11 and now has just a one shot lead at -10.
Veteran Bob Estes is two shots back at -8.
With his birdie at No. 13 Tiger is -1 for his round and -6 total five shots behind Nick Watney.
Tiger hit his tee shot to 15 feet on the 161 yard par-3.
He is pin high and will have a good look at birdie.
Tiger has hit another wonderful short wedge shot from 100 yards on the par-5 No. 13.
It finished only 2 feet from the hole and he will have that tap in to get back to -1 for his round.
He will have a tough five holes to close out his round.
Sergio made bogey at No. 10 to fall to -8.
Nick Watney was able to make a long putt to save his par and open a three shot lead over Sergio.
At -6 Tiger remains five behind.
Tiger hit his second shot lay up 200 yards to leave 100 yards to the hole.
He has been relatively good from this yardage today and will need to get this up and down for his birdie.
This is the last par-5 on the Black course and the best opportunity to make a birdie.
He is six shots behind the leader and does not want to fall farther back.
Tiger's drive on No. 13 has just rolled off the edge of the fairway and found the intermediate cut.
He will have over 300 yards left to the hole and will be force to lay up and make his birdie the old fashioned way.
Sergio and Nick Watney have both found problems from the tee on No 10.
Tiger calmly rolled in his 8 foot putt for par at No. 12 to remain at even par for the day.
He is currently -5 and six shots behind the leader, Nick Watney.
Tiger has been forced to scramble to save pars on the last two holes.
He will now head to the 600 yard par-5 No. 13.
Woods airmailed the green with his second shot at No. 12 and his ball came to rest up against the tall rough off the back side of the fringe.
He bumped chip shot past the hole and will have nearly 8 feet to save his par.
Nick Watney rolled in a birdie putt at No. 9 to shoot 33 and stretch his lead to two shots over Sergio.
No 12 is a 500 yard par-4.
Tiger has hit his drive 316 yards over the bunkers into the right side of the fairway.
He will have 180 yards remaining to the hole.
His ball striking today has been very good especially from the tees.
Tiger escaped with a par at No. 11.
He was able to hit his third from over 80 yards to within 7 feet of the hole and make the putt to save his par.
He had been forced to lay up on his second shot from a very difficult lie and was staring at a sure bogey.
This is exactly the type of save that keeps a round going and may get Tiger fired up for the rest of his round.
Nick Watney remains in the lead at -10 through eight holes with Sergio Garcia one shot back.
Bethpage is playing very firm and fast for the afternoon groupings.
The greens are beginning to show the effects of lack of water and close cutting.
Tiger has reached the 435 yard par-4 with bunkers guarding both sides of the fairway.
His stinger from the tee has found the left rough and may have a dodgy lie for his second shot.
Tiger had to chip out to the fairway and will have 83 yards remaining to the green.
His drive came to rest in the long rough on a downhill lie just short of a bunker.
He had to stand with one foot in the bunker and one foot outside.
He will need to get up and down from 80 yards to save par.
Looks like another bogey lurking for Tiger.
Tiger Woods is even for the day and still five behind the leader Nick Watney.
Tiger left his birdie putt two feet short at No. 10 and made the par putt.
He remains at -5 for the event.
Nick Watney had to made a long par putt on No. 7 to stay at -10 and one shot ahead of Sergio.
Tiger Woods is now even for his first nine and back to -5 for the tournament.
He continues his excellent play from the tee and finds another fairway at No. 10.
He hit his second from 142 yards to 24 feet for birdie.
Nick Watney has made bogey at No. 6 and falls back to -10.
He still holds a one shot lead over Sergio Garcia.
Tiger Woods is now -1 for the day and -6 five behind the leader Nick Watney.
Tiger's second shot on No. 9 has found the middle of the green.
He ran his 30 foot birdie putt ten feet past the hole and missed the par putt.
3-putt bogey and falls back to -5 and six behind Watney.
Tiger turns the front side in even with three birdies and three bogeys.
His putting is becoming an adventure with three 3-putt greens through the front nine.
Tiger has cut the dogleg at the par-4 No. 9 with a 313 yard drive.
He will have 150 yards to the hole.
He has made three birdies and two bogeys in his first eight holes.
He has not missed a fairway thus far on the first nine holes.
Watney leads at -11
Garcia is at -9
Stadler is in the clubhouse at -7
Vijay Singh is -7 through six holes.
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