How Tiger Woods performed in his third round at The Open Championship

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After two even par rounds to start the tournament, Tiger Woods made the cut at The Open Championship by a comfortable three strokes.


Saturday, with the field cut in half, he got to work, shooting a 5-under 66 to get within two shots of the lead when he finished.

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Here's a breakdown of some of the best moments from Tiger's third round. 

Tiger Woods' highlights from Round 3 at The Open Championship:

Before we get to the highlights, take a look at the almost unblemished scorecard:

Tiger Woods Open Championship scorecard

  • Tiger started the day six back of the lead. He made his first move into the red Saturday on No. 4
  • In his first round, Tiger parred the 474-yard Par 4 ninth hole. Friday, he bogeyed it. But Saturday, this long bomb dropped for a birdie right before the turn:
  • Three birdies and no bogeys after nine? Yeah, that'll do.
  • Tiger carried that momentum to start the back nine, hitting a beautiful approach on No. 10, then draining the birdie:
  • Why not make it three in a row? The bold choice to pull the driver out on No. 11 paid off, leaving Tiger just off the green after his tee shot on the Par 4. A birdie put him just one back of the lead:
  • So... Tiger is tied for the lead in a major on Saturday. Okay then:
  • A bogey on 16 was the one blemish on an otherwise mistake-free card. But Tiger responded with a fantastic par save on 18 to finish 5-under on the day: