Tiger Woods at the Players Championship 2013: Day 3 Score, Highlights & Analysis
Tiger Woods entered the third round a stroke behind leader Sergio Garcia. He ended the round two strokes behind leader David Lingmerth.
After a series of loose tee shots to open the round, Tiger righted the ship before a weather delay stopped play for nearly two hours. The horn sounded during the golfer's seventh hole.
Really, the gray skies complemented Woods round, which was rather blah.
Woods missed a four-foot par putt at the third hole and burnt the edges on several birdie puts during a string of pars, which began at the fourth hole and extended through his final hole before the stoppage of play, the 14th.
The world No. 1 was above-average during his round Saturday. Most importanly, though, he is well positioned heading into Sunday, where he'll continue the quest for his second career win at the Players Championship.
A look at some of Tiger's third-round stats.
Here's a look at the end-of-Saturday leaderboard.
"It was a day of grinding" - Tiger
Beep, beep. The horn sounds again, Tiger will be able finish the 15th, if he so desires...which he doesn't.
Tiger's done for the day. He stands at even par through 14 holes.
Solid two putt, and another par. Nothing but pars since the re-start. Still at -10, trailing...David Lingmerth?— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 11, 2013
Tiger with a fantastic approach from a less-than-ideal position in the rough at his less-than-favorite hole. He finds the center of the green. He'll gladly take two putts from about 40 feet and head to the next.
Tiger has now hit the 14th fairway 10 times in his last 30 tries.
— Ron Sirak (@ronsirak) May 11, 2013
Looks like Tiger's going to make par here for a tenth in a row. He remains one stroke out of the lead.
Entering the round, I figured he's have to be doing much better than this to be within striking distance.However, the wind and conditions today have the course playing a bit tough.
Here's a look at the 17th right now. Rain beginning to fall...
Another birdie putt just burns the edge...has had good birdie opps each of last 4 holes, but none dropped. Still -10 heading to 13.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 11, 2013
Looks like we're staring another weather delay in the face (likely a suspension of play for the day). Given that, you know Tiger wants a birdie here tie the lead before the (potential) suspension.
Again, Tiger might have liked it a little closer...his approach ends up 20 feet from the hole.
TW with the uber-conservative play off the tee at the 347-yard 12th. Looks to have back-fired at first, but eventually settles in the fairway. He'll have about 90 yards for his second.
Tiger finds another fairway, and should have a good angle to attack the pin.
Again, Tiger can't convert.
Not a kick-in, but Tiger will have another look at birdie from about 12 feet. He's certainly due to make one of these...birdie will tie him for the lead.
Here's what Tiger will be looking at after his layup. He'll need a precise spinner in order to have a good look at birdie.
Tiger pulls his tee shot at the 11th into the left rough.
Bottom line so far in this round: Tiger is in position, which is the only thing that matters heading into the final round.
The PGA Tour's Brian Wacker:
Tiger leaves his birdie putt short on No. 10, still one back.— Brian Wacker (@pgatour_brianw) May 11, 2013
Tiger fires it right over the stick from this position...two solid shots in a row. He'll have just under 10 feet for birdie.
Unlike Sergio's tee shot, Woods will have no problem finding his: 270 yards down the center of the fairway. He was errant off the tee early, but he's settled down now.
Here's a look at the world No. 1's outward nine.
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