Taylor two strokes clear after three rounds

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

The third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational took place under cool conditions on Saturday at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida.

Taylor two strokes clear after three rounds

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The third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational took place under cool conditions on Saturday at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. Tiger Woods had a rough day on the putting green. He missed several makeable putts including one at the ninth to save par. He hit a nice shot out of the rough and over a tree at the 16th, but would fail to birdie the hole. Woods' score of 70 left him surprised he was only five strokes behind the leader. Seven other players are tied with Woods at three-under par, including Retief Goosen. The South African sank a long birdie putt at the 17th and carded a 70 in the round. Paul Casey's third shot at the sixth led to a birdie. The Englishman birdied four of the first six holes but bogeyed seven holes on the back nine to shoot a 73 and is at three-under. Spain's Sergio Garcia knocked down the putt of the day from 75 yards out for at birdie at the 15th. He's currently in a five-way tie for fifth place at four-under par. Trevor Immelman made birdie with a long putt of his own at the 17th. The South African carded a 70 and is also at four-under par. At five-under par are Vijay Singh and Tom Lehman. Singh hit a great approach shot at the 12th hole and shot a 67 for the round. Ben Curtis sank a long birdie at the 16th. The American shot a 69 on the day and is two strokes off the pace at six-under, all alone in second place. Ahead of him, American Vaughn Taylor is the leader after the third round. His chip shot at the ninth rolled in the cup. Taylor had five birdies on the day and shot a 67 to go to eight-under.

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