He will be paired in the final group with Rose, who holed a wedge for eagle from 120 yards on the par-5 11th and followed with two more birdies for a 66. Corey Conner, who had a 68.?Woods will play in the second-to-last group Sunday.?
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"I keep getting a little bit better, here and there making little subtle tweaks and I've done that from tournament to tournament", the 14-times major champion told reporters.
Whatever the outcome, Woods has left no doubt in his past two events that he is destined for further glory, as long as his body holds up and excitement for next month's Masters is going into overdrive. "I think it's exciting to have him back for the casual golf fan, but now the true Tiger fans get excited". Even Snedeker had a huge grin on his face when the ball vanished into the cup. "I know it's packed up there, but at least I got a shot".
Woods' push to the top of the leaderboard comes one week after veteran Phil Mickelson claimed his first Tour win since The Open Championship in 2013, exactly two weeks prior to Woods' last win.
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"I need to go into tomorrow with confidence", Rose said. I'm right there. I'm only one back.
"Nine was good", Woods said.
This will be the 70th time Tiger Woods is at/within 1 of the lead after 54 holes on the PGA Tour. Then he holed a chip shot from over the ninth green for a birdie that brought him into a tie and electrified the crowd.
Meanwhile, it's hard to believe how quickly Woods got his game back to a title-contending level.
The even-keeled Canadian handled himself well in an unprecedented situation, but it will be different when Woods dons the red and black on Sunday.
"Once I played with him at Torrey and saw up close that he was playing pain-free.no, this doesn't surprise me at all, " Snedeker said. I see him do stuff like that; let's you know he's back and enjoying and having fun. Joe Durant, Scott McCarron and Vijay Singh were among the players who challenged Pernice throughout the afternoon, and 13 players were within four shots of the lead heading into the final round.