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The Tour Report

March 25 2013

1:20 PM

Tiger, Fowler duel down the stretch

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Last summer, Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods played in the penultimate group in the final round of the Memorial tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.

Fowler shot 84, Woods 67 as Woods went on to win.

Going into the final round here at Bay Hill, Fowler said he was looking for "a little redemtpion." So far, he hasn't backed down. Woods and Fowler are separated by just two shots with four to play here at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

We'll follow them down the stretch with updates below:

1:20 p.m.: Things just went from bad to worse for Fowler on the par-5 16th. After hitting his approach into the water on the par 5, he took a drop and hit a wedge fat, dumping it in the water again before making an 8 to fall back to 8 under and six back of Woods. Meanwhile, Woods two-putted for birdie and leads by three over Justin Rose.

1:10 p.m.: Trailing Woods by two, Fowler went at the flag on the par-5 16th but came up short, his ball finding the water and with it his chances for a win probably sinking. Plaing from a fairway bunker and 30 yards closer, Woods lashed it out, his tongue hanging out in Jordan-esque fashion, and watched as his ball landed on the green 35 feet from the hole.

12:58 p.m.: After both found trouble on their approaches on the 15th -- Woods landed in a greenside bunker right, then Fowler missed the green left -- each had 12 feet to salvage par. Fowler missed his save, but so did Woods. The lead is still two for Woods.

12:45 p.m.: Fowler just rolled in a 23-footer after sinking a 37-footer for birdie two holes earlier. Woods, meanwhile, managed just a par on No. 12 and his lead down to two.