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Westwood ends Angel juggernaut, pips Tiger for lead

England's Lee Westwood broke clear of the field down the front nine in the third round of the British Open today.

other Updated: Jul 21, 2013 02:27 IST

England's Lee Westwood broke clear of the field down the front nine in the third round of the British Open on Saturday.

The 40-year-old Ryder Cup star sunk a monster putt from the edge of the green for an eagle at the fifth and then birdied the par-three seventh to lead by three at four under par.

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But a missed four-footer at the eighth cut his lead to two shots. Playing partner Tiger Woods had been the first to overtake overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez on the back of a 12-foot birdie putt at the second.

The 49-year-old Spaniard missed a short putt at the same hole minutes later.

Woods was at three under, but dropped shots at the fourth and seventh just as Westwood broke loose.