March 25 2012
By Alex Turnbull, PGA TOUR
● Tiger Woods has a one shot lead over Graeme McDowell through 54 holes this week. This week represents
Tiger’s 53rd career lead/co-lead through three rounds on the PGA TOUR. He has gone onto win in 48 of his
previous 52 career 54-hole leads/co-leads (92.3 win percentage).
● With at least a share of the lead through three rounds, Woods has played 32 of his 52 career final rounds in the 60s with a stroke average of 69.15.
● No one has been better on the par-5s this week through three rounds than Woods. He’s made birdie on
10 of 12 par 5s played and is 10 under - ranking first and outperforming the field by seven shots (field average: 3 under).
● Entering this week, Woods had played 35 total par 5s on TOUR this season at a combined score of 20
Woods and McDowell together: Woods and Graeme
McDowell will be paired together in the final
round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. This will mark the 10th time Woods and McDowell have
been in the same pairing and the first time since the opening two rounds of the 2011 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
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Tiger Woods vs. his final-round playing partners (when Tiger has a least a share of the third round lead): Woods has been paired with 56 players (in 52 rounds) in the final round when having at least a share of the third-round lead in his PGA TOUR career. On average, his playing partners have shot 2.92 strokes higher than Tiger in the final round.