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Tiger Woods is not quite good enough Saturday at Open

October 8, 2011 |  5:30 pm


Tiger Woods had plenty of shots to feel good about after Saturday’s third round at the Open.

Just not enough to put himself in realistic contention for Sunday.

After closing to within a few strokes of the lead early on, Woods missed several birdie putts and made several errors the rest of the way, finishing with a 68 to stand four-under par, well back from the leaders at CordeValle Golf Club.

“I was very close to really putting it together on the front nine,” he said. “I wasn’t that far away.”

Briny Baird had a late charge, including an eagle on the par-four 17th hole, to lead the tournament at 13-under.


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-- David Wharton, reporting from San Martin, Calif.

Photo: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the fourth hole Saturday at the Open at CordeValle Golf Club. Credit: Allan Henry / US Presswire