Rochester, NY (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the top-two
players in the world rankings, failed to make a move in Saturday's third round
at the PGA Championship.
The duo combined to card three birdies in their third rounds. Woods had four
bogeys and a lone birdie in a round of 3-over 73. Mickelson mixed two birdies,
a triple bogey, a double bogey and five bogeys in a round of 8-over 78.
Woods ended three rounds at 4-over-par 214. The four-time PGA champion will
likely go another major without a victory. His last major title was the 2008
He opened his round with bogeys at one and three. Woods rolled off seven
straight pars from the fourth. He converted his only birdie of the day at the
Woods parred the next four before stumbling to bogeys at 16 and 17. He left
the course 13 strokes behind Jason Dufner's lead.
"It was hard for me. I didn't play very well today. I didn't hit it very good,
didn't make anything, kept blocking every putt. So it was a tough day," Woods
Mickelson traded a birdie for a bogey from the third. He faltered to a triple
bogey on the seventh and dropped another stroke on No. 9.
The 2005 champion got one stroke back with a birdie on the 12th, but struggled
to a double bogey on the 14th, then he bogeyed three of the last four holes to
slide to 10-over-par 220 and next-to-last place.
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