Tiger Claws His Way Back Into Palmer

Wild third round at Bay Hill ends with five players tied for lead
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 15, 2008 8:03 PM CDT
Vijay Singh, of Fiji, chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2008.    (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods uttered eight words today that every other player on the PGA Tour dreads hearing heading into the final round of an event: "I've played my way back into the tournament." Woods' 4-under 66 in third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational allowed him to grab a piece of the five-way tie at the top, reports the Associated Press. Woods has won Palmer's tourney four times previously.

Woods is at 6-under 204, tied with Sean O'Hair (63) Bart Bryant (68), Bubba Watson (68) and Vijay Singh, whose 73 made tomorrow's final round at Bay Hill a shootout. They aren't the only ones in contention, either, as 16 players are within three shots at the top. Woods is 42-3 when at least tied after 54 holes, but he has never been tied with more than one player.