ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory.
Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six birdies in his opening seven holes, building as much as a five-shot lead before he cooled off for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in the Tour Championship.
He has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots.
Woods has never been in better position to show he’s all the way back.
It will be the first time Woods and McIlroy (66) play in the final group Sunday on the PGA Tour.