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How Tiger performed in his third round at The Open

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

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

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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: