Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Woods Surges for Lead by Two

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Woods Surges for Lead by Two

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The shot looked daunting to Tiger Woods, and so did the view from the bunker behind the eighth green at Bay Hill. Across a small lake was a large scoreboard that showed Justin Rose off to such a hot start that Woods was five shots behind and trying not to lose ground.

Two shots and two putts changed everything Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

Woods hit what he called his best shot of the third round, a 6- iron from 196 yards that settled 12 feet below the hole on No. 15 to set up a birdie. Minutes later, he hit another 6-iron from 183 yards to 20 feet and slammed his fist toward the hole when he made eagle, his third in as three days.

Just like that, Woods was atop the leader board, a familiar spot for him on this golf course. He finished off his round of 6-under 66 with two pars, and when Rose lost energy and stumbled over the final hour, Woods had a two-shot lead. …

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