Jeev tied 3rd after Rd3 at World Golf Championships

Updated: 15 March 2009 18:27 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh hopped back into contention after carding a roller-coaster four-under 68 in the penultimate round to grab a share of the third place.

Doral, Florida:

Jeev Milkha Singh hopped back into contention after carding a roller-coaster four-under 68 in the penultimate round to grab a share of the third place at the $8.5 million World Golf Championships here.

The reigning Asian number one was four shots behind joint leaders Phil Mickelson (69) and Nick Watney (67) of the United States with a total of 12-under 204.

Off the blocks with an eagle on the first hole, Jeev's fortunes fluctuated slightly in between before he rounded off the day on a positive note.

"It was a great start. I holed a great putt on the first hole and eagled it. After that, up and down in between, but I came back," said Jeev.

After the first-hole eagle, the Indian dropped a couple of strokes but made amends with an equal number of birdies to make the two-under.

The back-nine didn't start as well and Jeev stumbled to a bogey on the 10th before getting his act together to stroke in his second eagle of the day.

"I think what got me going was on the 12th, I eagled it again. I made two eagles today, so that was good," he added.

He followed it up with a birdie on the 15th before parring the remaining holes at the Doral Golf Resort after starting the day tied for eighth.

Topics : Golf
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