Tiger Woods has one last chance to notch a win in his most-recent comeback.
Tiger is back on the course this weekend at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship, the final PGA Tour event of the year and the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs. In Thursday’s opening round, Tiger shot a 5-under 65, eagling No. 18 to share the lead with Rickie Fowler. His 2-under 68 on Friday kept him in the lead, this time tied with Justin Rose at 7-under.
Tiger teed off at 2:30 p.m. ET alongside Rose, the new world No. 1. Follow his third round shot-by-shot.
Hole 4 – Par 4
Grip it. Rip it. Twirl it. Another solid drive down the middle of the fairway. The confidence is oozing for Tiger here today, especially off the tee. I’ve tracked almost every round he’s played this year, and this is as good as he’s looked all season. Safe shot on the approach, finding the center of the green. Judging by his reaction it didn’t quite move as much as he wanted, but another birdie chance still awaits. STOP IT. I think Justin Rose gave him a bit of a read because Tiger buried that 21-footer for birdie like it was a gimmie. 3-under thru 4 (10-under for the tournament).
Hole 3 – Par 4
Iron off the tee here for Tiger and he’s in the fairway. Safe shot. Smart play. His approach shot lands in the middle of the green and runs a bit further, coming to rest inside 10-feet of the back pin. PGA Tour’s shot tracker has an 8-foot putt for birdie awaiting Tiger. Jar. Birdie-par-birdie start for TW. 2-under thru 3 (9-under for the tournament).
Leaderboard update: Tiger’s in the solo lead at 9-under, followed by Rory McIlroy at 7-under, Justin Rose at 6-under, and Jon Rahm and Gary Woodland at 5-under.
Hole 2 – Par 3
Safe shot here for Tiger to the middle of the green. He’s got about 40-feet for birdie with a big swing from left-to-right. He lags this one inside five feet and converts the par putt. 1-under thru 2 (8-under for the tournament).
Hole 1 – Par 4
Here we go. Teeing off with the tournament lead after 36 holes for the first time since 2015 TW smoked his drive down the middle-right of the fairway. His approach safely finds the green, rolling inside 20-feet to set up a birdie putt. Scratch that: 22-feet for birdie for Tiger and he drills it. 1-under thru 1 (8-under for the tournament)