After mounting a massive comeback during Round 3, Tiger Woods pushed himself up the leaderboard to T-9 at -8 heading into Sunday. Woods will tee off with Jordan Spieth at 2:05 p.m. Eastern tomorrow for the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship, just in time for NBC’s Sunday coverage which begins at 2 p.m.
Despite shooting a personal record of 65 at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday, Woods still needs a lot of help to get back into contention. Woods is 11 strokes back from leader Webb Simpson, who shot in the 60’s during the first three days. Simpson shot a 66 in Round 1, a scorching 63 in Round 2 and a 68 on Saturday to put him at -19 for the tournament. Despite his stellar Round 3, Woods felt he left some strokes on the course.
“I mean to be 8-under there through 12, realistically I probably could have got a couple more out of it and got to 10 for the day,” Woods told Golf.com. “…These guys are going to tear this place apart. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody went lower than what I did today.”
It is not often Jordan Spieth is overshadowed, but that’s what happened on Saturday. Like Woods, Spieth also recovered by shooting a 65 after a slow start to the tournament, and sits with Woods at T-9. Spieth will join Woods in what may be the most anticipated grouping on Sunday, despite both players needing a lot of good fortune to catch Simpson.
Source: Heavy Sports