Tiger Woods’ six Saturday birdies moved him briefly into a tie for the lead on Saturday at the 147th Open Championship. But it was a closing par that wound up being the highlight of his round, and what kept him in contention at Carnoustie heading into Sunday.
After climbing to the top of the leader board less than an hour before, Woods was in serious danger of dropping at least two shots over his final three holes as his tee shot on No. 18 headed left toward the Barry Burn. A fortuitous bounce kept it in the high fescue and after Woods laid up with his second, he still faced a difficult up and down from about 80 yards. Then, he did this:
Huge par save and a 66 for @TigerWoods. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/hqJGxckce7
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 21, 2018