It could just be a day away. Woods even vaulted into a share of the lead, if only for one hole.
A late pair of bogeys did dent his day, though.
Meanwhile, five-time Memorial champion Woods has the galleries on their edges of their seats having picked up five shots through 11 holes to climb to five under and just four off the pace. He feels ready to win, so he'll be frustrated that he's not closer to accomplishing that goal heading into Sunday. "But I'm in a position where if I shoot another good round like I had the last two days, I've got a chance".
The noise was so loud that many of Woods fellow competitors, including World No. 1 Justin Thomas, simply stopped play. "He hasn't really shown that today, or this week", said Patrick Reed, who played the third round alongside Woods.More news: Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM
"I've got to clean that up come this weekend, hopefully I can get it going".
He hit 12 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens. When he returned from the suspension, Woods missed the putt left.
Woods wasn't alone in missing short putts. He'll be pleased with his ball striking, which is good enough to win any tournament anywhere at the moment, but frustrated by the putting.
It appeared more of the same early in his third round when he hit approach shots at Nos.More news: Richard Krajicek: 'I was convinced Nadal would win French Open, but now...'
But his putter went cold on him for the second day running on the inward half, and he missed from three feet at the 14th before finding the target from 15 feet for a welcome birdie at the next. Woods didn't let the frustration set in, though.
Tiger Woods was already charging in Round two of the Memorial Tournament when he sent the crowd into a frenzy with a hole-out eagle at the par-5 11th hole. Woods rolled in a 10-footer for birdie at the next and made it an eagle-birdie-birdie stretch when he two-putted from 54 feet for birdie at the par-5 seventh.
A 90-minute weather day seemed to tiresome his momentum as the former world number one made pars on the next three holes but he snatched his fifth birdie at 15 before giving the shot back at the 17th to finish on a combined 139.More news: Paul Pogba defiant after French crowd jeer midfielder in Italy friendly
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