Woods leads Buick Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Tiger Woods got up early Saturday to finish his second round, and promptly hit one of his worst shots in years.

Woods leads Buick Open

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Tiger Woods got up early Saturday to finish his second round, and promptly hit one of his worst shots in years.By the end of the third round, he was in a familiar position after stringing together fantastic shots from tee to green.Woods closed in on his second straight victory, birdieing two of the last three holes for his third straight six-under 66 and a two-stroke lead in the Buick Open.He surged to the top of the leaderboard with a birdie at No 16 and caught a break on the last hole, helping him pull away from a pack of players having their way with Warwick Hills.Woods' tee shot on 18 went way left and ricocheted off a spectator and into the fairway. He thanked the fan by giving him a signed glove, and ended up making a seven-footer for birdie."That guy is going to have a bad bruise on his hand," Woods said. "He really took one for the team".Tied for secondRobert Allenby, Lucas Glover and Scott Verplank were tied for second after 66s. Two-time defending champion Vijay Singh (68) was three strokes behind in a group of five that included Vaughn Taylor, who matched the third-round tournament record with a 63."It's the type of golf course that you can shoot anything," Allenby said. "Last year, I shot seven under the last eight holes to finish fourth. It shows you that you're never really out of it."Woods is 20-for-20 when leading tournaments by more than one shot and is 35-of-38 when leading or tied entering a final round. (AP)



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