Tiger Woods two back after third round at Greensboro

Former World No1 seeking first victory since August 2013 at Wyndham Championship

Tiger Woods reacts after making his par putt on the 10th hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Tiger Woods reacts after making his par putt on the 10th hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

 

Tiger Woods continued to impress at the tournament where he has produced his best round in two years, signing for a two-under 68 on day three of the Wyndham Championship to sit two strokes off the lead.

The 14-time major winner, who slumped to a career low last weekend when missing the cut at the US PGA Championship, roared back to form with a sparkling first-round 64 in Greensboro, North Carolina on Thursday. A second-round 65 was then enough to see him take a share of the lead with Tom Hoge.

And on Saturday Woods, 39, claimed birdies on the first, fifth and 16th holes in what was looking like a flawless round until he bogeyed the 18th.

American Jason Gore, looking for his second win on the PGA Tour, became an early third-round leader after his score of 62 in an almost flawless round took him top of the leaderboard on 15 under par.

The 41-year-old from Van Nuys, California, who last won a title with victory at the 84 Lumber Classic 10 years ago, recorded an impressive nine birdies — with a bogey on the second blotting his day.

Sweden’s Jonas Blixt also shot a third-round 62 with four birdies on the front nine and five on the back nine as well as a bogey on the 11th.

Blixt sits two shots off Gore’s lead with American Scott Brown, who hit six birdies and bogeys on the first and sixth to record 66.

England’s Paul Casey is a stroke further back in a five-way tie for fifth alongside 2012 winner Webb Simpson, Jim Herman, Australia’s Cameron Percy and 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker.

While joint leader at the halfway stage alongside Woods, Hoge dropped off the pace after suffering five bogeys in an error-ridden round of 72 which meant he went into the final round on nine under.

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