Tiger Shoots 68 to Put Himself In Contention to Win Sunday at Quicken Loans National

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Potomac, MD–

It may have been the hottest day of the year in D.C today, but it was Tiger Woods that was setting things on fire with his play in the third round of the Quicken Loans National.

Woods smashed a 307-yard drive into the fairway at the par-4 7th hole. His wedge shot from 131 yards settled just eight feet from the cup. You can guess what happened next.

The putt gave Tiger four birdies in a row, electrifying the crowds and moving him to eight under for the tournament, just one shot off the lead.

Woods added a fourth bogey at the closing hole when he couldn’t get up-and-down from a greenside bunker. The bogey gave him a two-under 68 for the third round. His seven-under total was six shots behind 54-hole co-leaders Abraham Ancer and Francesco Molinari, but with birdies abounding at TPC Potomac this week, anything can happen on Sunday.

Ancer played one of his best rounds of golf and was happy to be a top of the leaderboard going into play on Sunday.

“I played a great round today, said Ancer, but there are a lot of great players behind me just a few shots off the lead. There is going to be no room for mistakes come tomorrow that is for sure, said Ancer.

One world would be frustrating, to make four bogeys like that, I couldn’t afford to do that,” Woods told CBS Sports after his round. “I figured I had to at least get to at least 10 and making four bogeys definitely hurts that.”

 

 

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