Ogilvy on Target with Woods in pursuit

 

A dropped shot on the 16th hole by tournament host Tiger Woods allowed Geoff Ogilvy to hold a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Target World Challenge in California.

World number one Woods began the round with a one-shot lead and he still held that margin over Ogilvy with three holes to play. But he bogeyed the par-five and Ogilvy's closing birdie meant he leapfrogged Woods at the top of the leaderboard.

Woods is now joint second on 10-under 206 with compatriot Chris DiMarco, who shot a second-successive 68.

Ogilvy, the US Open champion, fired a best of the day 67 to set the pace on 11-under.

Playing in his first four-round tournament since the early October, Woods started the third round with a pair of birdies, but could do no better than par thereafter.

Englishman Paul Casey shot a second straight 70 and is at 209, one shot better than first-round leader Henrik Stenson (73) and David Toms (68).

Padraig Harrington is surely too far off the pace after a third round 70 left the Dubliner seven shots off the pace.

Collated third round scores & totals

(USA unless stated, par 72):

205 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 68 70 67

206 Tiger Woods 68 68 70, Chris DiMarco 70 68 68

209 Paul Casey (Eng) 69 70 70

210 David Toms 73 69 68, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 66 71 73

211 Michael Campbell (Nzl) 74 69 68

212 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 75 67 70

214 Colin Montgomerie (Sco) 69 73 72

215 Fred Couples 69 74 72

217 John Daly 69 71 77, Davis Love III 77 70 70

218 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa) 70 70 78, David Howell (Eng) 71 75 72

222 Luke Donald (Eng) 76 74 72

224 Adam Scott (Aus) 75 80 69