Hero World Challenge R3

Woodland leading, Woods in contention ahead of final round

December 04-07
Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
$3,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Tournament host Tiger Woods roared into contention for a sixth Hero World Challenge title in the Bahamas.

The Masters champion carded a five-under-par 67 in the third round of the limited-field event which raises funds for his foundation.

At 11 under for the week, Woods trails leader Gary Woodland by two shots.

Woodland had five birdies and a single bogey in his 68 to sit 13 under, and his round was matched by Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who is a shot behind the US Open champion in second.

Woods had two birdies and a bogey on his front nine, before birdieing the 11th from 20 feet.

Back-to-back gains at the 14th and 15th were then followed by a closing birdie as Woods left himself well placed for a final-round title tilt.

The event is finishing on Saturday to give the US Presidents Cup team – which will be captained by Woods and features 11 players involved this week – time to travel to Melbourne to take on the International team next week.

There was a controversial moment on the 11th hole when Patrick Reed appeared to flatten out sand behind his ball in a bunker with two practice swings.

The American Ryder Cup star was handed a two-shot penalty for the infringement, leaving him three shots off the pace.


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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Gary Woodland
USA
-13
66
69
68
203
2
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-12
69
67
68
204
T3
Justin Thomas
USA
-11
69
69
67
205
T3
Tiger Woods
USA
-11
72
66
67
205
T3
Jon Rahm
ESP
-11
70
66
69
205
6
Patrick Reed
USA
-10
66
66
74
206
T7
Chez Reavie
USA
-6
68
73
69
210
T7
Justin Rose
ENG
-6
69
70
71
210
T7
Rickie Fowler
USA
-6
69
69
72
210
T10
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
71
70
70
211
T10
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
71
70
70
211
12
Webb Simpson
USA
-4
73
68
71
212
13
Xander Schauffele
USA
-3
73
70
70
213
14
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
75
70
69
214
T15
Tony Finau
USA
Par
79
68
69
216
T15
Bubba Watson
USA
Par
72
73
71
216
T17
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
1
76
71
70
217
T17
Patrick Cantlay
USA
1
74
72
71
217
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