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July 20 2013

2:30 PM

Tiger shoots 72, trails Westwood by 2

Woods carded a 1-over 72 Saturday at Muirfield. (Lewis/Getty Images)

If Tiger Woods is going to win his first major championship in five years, he'll have to do something he never did while winning his previous 14: Come from behind in the final round.

Woods shot a 1-over 72 Saturday and trails leader Lee Westwood by two with one round to play in The Open Championship at Muirfield.

Westwood, who shot 70, grabbed the lead late in the day with a lengthy birdie putt on the par-5 17th. Woods, meanwhile, made bogey for a two-shot swing atop the leaderboard.

Also two back is Hunter Mahan, who tied for the low round of the day with a 68 and will play in the final pairing on Sunday, marking the second straight major that he'll do so.

Woods will play in the second-to-last group on Sunday alongside Masters champion Adam Scott, who is a stroke back of Woods.

It didn't take long for Woods to move to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday. He just couldn't stay there.

Woods birdied the par-4 second before overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez made bogey there to fall out of the top spot.

The lead didn't last long for Woods. He bogeyed Nos. 4 and 7 before bouncing back with another birdie at No. 9.

Westwood, meanwhile, erased an early bogey on the third with an eagle on the par-5 fifth and a birdie on No. 7. The Englishman added two more birdies and made just one bogey over his final five holes.

As a result, Westwood has the 54-hole lead into the final round of a major for the first time since the 2010 Masters. He went on to finish second.

While Westwood is looking for his first career major, Woods is seeking his 15th and first since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

 

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