March 9 2013
DORAL, Fla. --Different day, same story.
Tiger Woods made seven birdies Saturday at TPC Blue Monster, where he is 18 under and four shots clear of his closest competitor with one round to go in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Over the last three days, Woods has racked up 24 birdies in all, a career-high through 54 holes of a PGA TOUR event.
Woods has never lost when leading by at least three shots going into the final round and if he can hang on Sunday will win for the 76th time on TOUR.
Graeme McDowell, who played alongside Woods in the third round, will be paired with him again on Sunday after a wild day that included as many eagles -- two -- as birdies in a round of 69.
Phil Mickelson is another stroke back at 13 under, along with Steve Stricker, and just missed out on playing his way into the final pairing after a 69 of his own on Saturday.
Four others -- Sergio Garcia, Michael Thompson, Charl Schwartzel and Keegan Bradley -- are tied for fifth at 11 under.