Woods Tees Up Victory in Tulsa

Tiger emerges as favorite at 7 under after workmanlike 3rd round
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2007 9:32 PM CDT
Scott Verplank reacts to his second shot on the 12th fairway during the third round of the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Morry...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After an historic 7-under 63 at Southern Hills, Tiger Woods had no problem holding his lead in the third round of the PGA Championship today, even with a decidedly average 1-under 69. Woods will go into the final with a three-stroke lead over Stephen Ames—a position in which he's never lost a major.

"If I was not a golfer — a fan on the couch — I'd be putting my house on him," Ernie Els said. Ames, meanwhile, reminded fans that he's hungry enough for the title to catch up to the world's number one golfer: "Tiger's going for his 13th," he said. "I'm looking for my first."