Tiger Woods is going to have to do something he has never done before if he is going to pick up the Claret Jug. He is going to have to come from behind to do it.
Woods has never won any of his 14 major championships by coming from off the pace. He has always been leading by himself or had a share of the lead when he has been victorious in a major.
Woods shot a 72 in the third round of the British Open, while playing partner Lee Westwood fired a 70 to take a two-stroke lead. The pair dueled throughout their moving-day round, but Westwood took charge on the 17th hole when he birdied the par 5, while Woods found a fairway bunker and had to settle for a bogey.
Westwood is three-under-par for the tournament, while Woods is one-under par. Hunter Mahan also sits at one-under, and since he finished his round earlier than Woods, he gets the advantage of playing in the final pairing with Westwood.
Woods will play with Masters champion Adam Scott in the penultimate pairing of the championship. Scott was one-under for the day and he is even-par for the tournament.
Woods may not have a share of the lead, but he showed much improvement by playing well in a weekend round of a major, something he has not been able to accomplish during his five-year major dry spell.
Buckle up for a scintillating final round.
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