Tiger shoots 73 to stay inside cut line at Quail Hollow

Tiger shoots 73 to stay inside cut line at Quail Hollow

He said he was now in "playing shape" and the goal was "just trying to get a little better".

Woods holed a 13-foot birdie putt on his final hole yesterday to guarantee that he'll stick around for the weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Phil Mickelson shot a 64 to move up to 10th while Tiger Woods had a 68 at Quail Hollow to be tied for 31st at one under. With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full wedge to the back of the green for a two-putt par.

Day blasted a 9-iron out of the left rough with the wind at his back from 195 yards to 18 inches on No. 9 for his first birdie, and he was on his way. "I made the last putt", he said. Woods shot 73 to finish at 2-over 144. Fowler is 6 shots off the lead and McIlroy is 7 shots off the lead, but both are capable of going low and winning this tournament.

A further birdie on the 12th had seen McIlroy get to four-under heading to the last and despiting finishing with a disappointing bogey, he remains well in the hunt.

Thanks to Jason Day and a kinder, gentler course setup, the storyline jolted forward Saturday, suggesting that the best has been saved for the last day.

"I really do things are close", Day said. 5 through 10 in 7 under par on his way to a 62, one stroke off the course record set by Rory McIlroy in 2015.

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Woods finished Saturday's third round with a 3-under 68, leaving him at 1 under for the tournament. Today I was pulling them trying to hit them harder. and release the toe of my putter and I just wasn't doing it right. Instead? A first putt that raced nearly 9 feet past the pin, setting Woods up for a three-putt bogey and a complete halt to his momentum.

Playing partner Paul Casey was another happy camper as he shot 69, a score that his fellow Englishman Ross Fisher matched despite a bogey at his final hole.

He had two bogeys and three birdies on the front nine on a day when he narrowly missed several other birdie opportunities.

The 28-year-old is never one to mince his words, but he has never made his desire to win the Masters and his love for the tournament clearer.

"Even my backup felt so bad in my hands, I just had to do something else", Thomas said.

After 54 holes, Day leads Nick Watney in second by two strokes after he fired a 66 in the third round. "I missed so many putts".

"For me it's the most special tournament that we play and it's the one everyone desperately wants to win, but even if I was going for my first major, it's still tough to win".

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