Tiger Woods stands in a four-way tie for second place, just one stroke back from leader Miguel Jimenez as the third round of the British Open Championship begins on Saturday at Muirfield.
The 37-year-old Woods found his short game during the second round, and shot an even par 71 for a 2-under 140 in a tie with Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and fellow American Dustin Johnson.
Zach Johnson gave up his lead after two rounds by shooting a four-over 75 with six bogeys and one double bogey, but is still tied for sixth and well in range for a comeback. Johnson started his third round at 9:50 a.m. Eastern.
Woods will be paired with Westwood and tees-off at 10:10 a.m., with Jimenez and Stenson right behind them in the final group starting at 10:20 a.m.
American Phil Mickelson already began his third round at 9:40 a.m., but was only five strokes back from the lead at the start.
The weather conditions have made for an up and down tournament for every player. Wind has carried many drives in all directions, while the greens have either been too wet or dry for players to determine their approach and green shots.
However the wind shouldn’t be as big a factor today and there is currently zero precipitation. The expected high of 70 degrees should keep players cool under pressure.
Where to watch: Coverage of the third round of the Open Championship began at 4 a.m. on ESPN and will run until 2:30 p.m., with a live stream available on ESPN3.
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