Tiger Woods at BMW Championship 2013: Day 3 Recap and Twitter Reaction
After a disappointing Round 2 outing for Tiger Woods at the BMW Championship, the 14-time major champion rebounded in a big way on Saturday.
With a sparkling five-under 66 on the day, Woods climbed back into contention at Conway Farms Golf Club, and sits just four shots off the lead going into Sunday.
Now, with a chance at taking home the title on Sunday, Woods is within reach of leader Jim Furyk, though it will likely take an equally impressive final round in order to catch the leader.
Heading into the final day of the 2013 BMW Championship, here's a look back at the very impressive performance Tiger recorded during Round 3.
After starting the day off reasonably well by managing to make par on each of the first four holes of the round, Tiger stumbled to a bogey on No. 5, but that seemed to light a fire under the 37-year-old, and he never let up from there.
Woods potted birdies on each of the next three holes, which seemed to give him confidence from then on.
On No. 9, Tiger settled for par, but once he landed birdies on each of the next two, it seemed everyone knew this would be a memorable day.
And from there, Tiger kept the momentum going, sinking yet another birdie on par-four No. 12, which got people thinking about whether he'd be capable of putting a scare into Furyk and the rest of the leaders by the end of the afternoon.
Midway thru round 3 of the BMW..@TigerWoods is 3-shots back.. "What ifs".. W/out the 2-shot penalty he's breathin down Furyk's back.— Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) September 14, 2013
As ESPN's Stuart Scott noted, what's made Tiger's resurgence this weekend even more remarkable is the fact that he was able to climb out of the hole he inadvertently dug himself, as Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty on Friday.
Had he not been handed the two-stroke setback, Woods would be sitting in third as opposed to fifth going into the final round—but one has to think he's at least got a chance at completing the comeback if he keeps playing the way he did on Saturday.
After his second succession of three consecutive birdies ended on No. 12, Woods settled for par for the following two holes, but then finished with an unfortunate bogey on No. 15.
However, Woods rebounded once again to par the next two holes, and capped the day off in style, burying a birdie on par-five No. 18, setting himself up to have a legitimate shot at contending during Round 4.
And, though he would probably never admit it, the performance might have been just a little bit sweeter for Woods, given he was walking the course with rival Sergio Garcia.
Now, with the final round on tap at the BMW Championship, Woods' outstanding Round 3 has put him in a good spot to take a run at the crown on Sunday.
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