Tiger Woods tees off the ninth hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Akron, OH (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods kept his big lead on Saturday as he
cruised to a 2-under 68 in the third round of the WGC - Bridgestone
Woods, who led by six or more throughout the round, ended 54 holes at 15-
under-par 195. He will go for his eighth win at this event on Sunday.
Leading by seven entering the round, Woods birdied the first two holes to
quickly move to 15-under. Defending champion Keegan Bradley tried to keep pace
as he eagled the second on the South Course at Firestone Country Club, but
Bradley bogeyed the third and it was all Woods from there.
Henrik Stenson quietly climbed into second place with a third-round 67. He is
alone in second at minus-8. Jason Dufner, who got within six a couple of
times, also posted a 67. Dufner is alone in third at 7-under 203.
Luke Donald (68), Bill Haas (69) and Chris Wood (70) share fourth place at
minus-6. Bradley tripped to a 1-over 71 and dipped into a share of seventh
with Miguel Angel Jimenez (65) at 5-under 205.
Masters titlist Adam Scott shot 66, the third-best score of the day, to move
into a share of ninth at minus-3.
British Open champ Phil Mickelson (67) and U.S. Open winner Justin Rose (69)
are among 11 players tied for 17th at even-par 210.
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