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Tiger Woods (69-77-73—219)

Tiger Woods (Pictured by Getty Images) got off to a solid start in round three, making birdie at his first two holes, Nos. 10 and 11. For the second straight day, he would succumb to a triple bogey. In round two, the 3-over-par score came at the par-4 17th. In today’s third round, it happened at the par-4 seventh hole. He would finish with a 1-over 73 and, at 3-over, will begin Sunday’s final round 19 strokes back (T58).

Since turning professional, Woods has never finished an Open Championship outside the top 30 (15 starts).

Today marked the 24th time as a professional that Tiger Woods has started a weekend round on the 10th hole. His most recent before today was earlier this year in round three at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Woods, the 2007 and 2009 FedExCup, enters this week’s Open Championship ranked 212th in the standings. Should he advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, he would become the lowest ranked player entering the Open Championship to qualify for the Playoffs (since 2009 under current structure). The current distinction belongs to Dean Wilson who, in 2010, came into the Open ranked 195th.

Through 54 holes: 27/42 fairways (59.3 percent) and 37/54 greens (60.5 percent).

Source: PGA TOUR

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