Jul 20, 2013; Gullane, United Kingdom; Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood on the 17th green during the third round of the 2013 The Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports

2013 British Open: Westwood Leads After Third Round, Tiger Tied for Second

It’s shaping up to be a thrilling final day at the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, with Lee Westwood leading the tournament at 3-under going into Sunday’s final round. Lurking right behind him is Tiger Woods at at 1-under, though it should be noted that Woods has never won a major coming from behind on a Sunday. Hunter Mahan is tied with Woods; Adam Scott is in fourth, three strokes behind Westwood.

Westwood and Woods battled down the stretch Saturday, with Westwood sinking multiple clutch putts over the last three holes to give himself the two-stroke lead. The turning point was the 17th hole, where Westwood earned a birdie and Woods had to settle for a bogey.

Woods, who shot 1-over today, spoke with the media after his frustrating round (via ESPN): “It was grind. With this golf course and the way it’s changed every day, different conditions … it will be interesting to see what they do (Sunday).”

Miguel Angel Jimenez, who was hoping to become the oldest player ever to win a major, unfortunately went from having a one-stroke lead after Friday to falling almost completely out of contention on Saturday,  shooting a 77.

[Source: ESPN]



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