Tiger Woods shot a 66 in Round 3 of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour. Woods is leading the tournament in the Greens-In-Regulation stat, and had no bogeys and 6 birdies today, including a birdie on the par 5 18th hole. Woods' rounds of 70-69-66 put him in first place at -11, tied with Robert Rock from England.
Rory McIlroy, who played with Tiger in all three rounds, finished at -9, as he struggled driving the ball, but scrambled for a 68 in the third round, including an adventure on the 18th hole that McIlroy played over the sand and water up the 9th hole fairway, eventually saving his par. Remember that McIlroy imposed a 2 shot penalty on himself in the second round, for brushing sand away from the fringe, so without that penalty, McIlroy and Woods would be tied.
Also in contention are Peter Hanson, Francesco Molinari and Paul Lawrie, all tied at -9 with McIlroy.
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You can play the same putter that Tiger Woods is using in Abu Dhabi. The NIKE Method 001 Putter is now available as an upgraded virtual club on the World Golf Tour free online golf game. Like other upgraded virtual clubs, the NIKE Method 001 putter on WGT is modeled precisely from the same real-world putter that Tiger is playing.