Tiger Woods Carves Unbelievable Shot From Fairway Bunker

Elena Summers
February 25, 2019

The hot start afforded the world number three the luxury of maintaining a healthy buffer despite a double-bogey at the 10th hole at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Tiger Woods had problems on the greens, four-putting at the 15th and three-putting the next, to slip 10 strokes off the pace with a 70.

Australian Cameron Smith is the best placed Aussie tied for sixth at six-under.

He made a complete mess of the par-four 10th, however, with his second shot from the rough striking a tree branch and ricocheting to the edge of a line of bushes, from where he found another tree with his third shot.

Our final-round matchup bets start there, as this could be just what Rory needed to finally post a solid Sunday.

But seven shots back from Johnson's 16-under par it would take something special to overhaul the former world No. 1. "I felt like I was swinging good and I knew I could make quite a few birdies coming in".

Having chipped out of the bunker onto the green on hole No. 15, the 14-time Major victor had a reasonable chance for an birdie from 25 foot out. He now has a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy.

"I'm driving it well, really controlling distance with the irons".

McIlroy had three birdies and three bogeys in his first nine holes - rolling in a 34-foot putt at the ninth to launch a run of three straight birdies.

"There are a lot of great players behind me and I am going to have to go out and shoot a great score if I want to win", Johnson said.

"The ball was sitting down just enough where I didn't think I could clear that tree", he said. At the 11th, a par-5, he three-putted from 58 feet - his sixth three-putt of the week.

Reed started birdie-eagle and missed plenty of short putts.

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