Looking like his old imposing self, Tiger Woods surged into the third round lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday, setting his sights on winning an eighth Bay Hill title and retaking the number one ranking.
Four back of overnight leaders Justin Rose and Bill Haas when the day began, Woods walked off the course to thundering cheers and in full command after returning a brilliant six-under 66 for a two-shot lead over compatriots John Huh (71) and Rickie Fowler (67) as well as Briton Rose (72).
Seven-times, including last year, Woods has triumphed at “Arnie’s Place” and one more victory on Sunday would match Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record for most wins in a single event.
It would also see him reclaim top spot in the world rankings from Rory McIlroy.
“Just because I’ve won here doesn’t ensure that I’m going to win the tournament. The conditions are different; the game might be different, but the objective is still to put myself in position to win and somehow get it done on Sunday,” he said.
Jeev ends at T17
Kuala Lumpur: Jeev Milkha Singh was unable to carry on from where he had left on Saturday as he signed off tied 17th at the Maybank Malaysian Open after ending with a final round of 68, here on Sunday. He dropped from overnight 10th and finished six shots behind the winner, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Shiv Kapur finished with a 67 that saw him end tied 22nd.
Atwal drops to T24
Broussard: Arjun Atwal suffered steep fall following a disappointing round of two-over 73 on the third day of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open on the Web.com Tour, here. Lying second after the second round at 10-under, Atwal is now eight-under 205 and tied 24th.