After barely making the cut at the Honda Classic on Friday, Tiger Woods surged up the leaderboard on Saturday, firing a five-under-par round of 65 to move to five-under for the tournament.
Speaking with reporters after his round, Woods said he was proud of the way he struck the ball: “I felt a lot better. I didn’t hit the ball very well yesterday. Just kind of grinded it out. Today I struck the ball well and made some putts.”
As good as Woods’ putting was on Saturday, it could have been even better. Although he only took 23 strokes on the greens over the course of the round, he also missed birdie putts from within 15 feet on each of the last three holes.
Despite his strong performance, Woods still sits far behind leader Rory McIlroy, who continued his hot play with a round of 69 to move to 12-under for the tournament.
We’ll have the results for you after the final round tomorrow, so stay tuned.