NASSAU (REUTERS) – US Open champion Gary Woodland birdied the final two holes for a one-shot lead after the third round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday (Dec 6) as tournament host Tiger Woods lurked two shots behind.
Woodland fired a wedge shot within 18 inches at the final hole to cap off a four-under-par 68 at Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence.
At 13-under 203, he goes into Saturday's final round ahead of Swede Henrik Stenson, whose lead evaporated with a bogey at the last.
Woods birdied the last for a 67, joining Justin Thomas and defending champion Jon Rahm on two back.
Halfway leader Patrick Reed received a two-stroke penalty for improving his lie in a sandy waste area at the 11th hole.