Woods has taken the Arnold Palmer Invitational open by storm as he carded a third round 66 to go top of the leaderboard by two shots. Fellow countryman Rickie Fowler is two shots behind and will partner Tiger in the final round. Tiger Woods started off slow as his first tee shot saw him playing his second out of the bunker on the Par 4 first hole, he then holed a putt from just off the green to save a par. After a slight struggle at the first hole, Woods went on to hole 17 of his 18 putts within 20 feet. I know i keep saying but Tiger Woods is finally back!
In one of my earlier posts I mentioned a young Danish lad who is taking the PGA and European tour by storm and he isn’t letting me down as he carded a 66 yesterday in the third round by making 5 birdies in his first 6 holes. Thorbjorn Olesen is sitting comfortably at 8 under par just three shots behind the leader going into the final round. Olesen is 9th in the race to Dubai and has played in 5 events so far this year and has been in the money in all of the five events he’s played in with an average position of 15th. Olesen’s sudden fame has been a long time coming and his round of 66 yesterday was far from a fluke.
Justin Rose started the day off on top at 9 under par and got off to an incredible start with birdies at both of the opening two holes and when Rose eagled the fourth, joint leader Bill Haas made a double at the fifth giving Rose a four shot lead on the rest of the field. But his lead was short-lived as he bogeyed the seventh and the tenth and the thirteenth and his lead was wiped out after Woods made an astonishing eagle at the 16th. Rose then bogeyed the fourteenth and then three putted the seventeenth to make it 5 bogeys in 11 holes putting him two shots behind lead.