Tiger Woods bounces back in third round of Memorial

Tiger Woods bounces back in third round of Memorial

Tiger Woods showed no obvious sign of back stiffness on Saturday en route to carding a 1-under-par 71 during the third round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

Woods, who resides at 2-over 218 after 54 holes at Muirfield Village, is playing in his first PGA Tour event since February. The five-time Memorial winner looked to be much more comfortable on Saturday after limping to a 4-over-par 76 the previous day.

Tiger Woods

“I was moving better today and felt like I did the first day, and consequently I could make the passes at the golf ball like I did the first day,” said Woods, who is ranked 14th in the world.

“Unfortunately I didn’t make any putts today, so hopefully I can make a few more tomorrow.”

Woods, 44, recorded four birdies against three bogeys while playing alongside Brooks Koepka for the third straight day.

Woods overcame a bogey on the third hole with back-to-back eight-foot putts for birdies on Nos. 5-6. Woods followed another birdie on No. 9 with consecutive birdies on Nos. 14-15 before answering that surge by missing a five-foot putt to settle for a bogey on No. 16.

“Overall I felt I played well, controlled the ball well,” Woods said. “I hit one really bad shot at three, but overall it was a good solid day.” –Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)