A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 04, 2016 07:18 AM
A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, reacts after putting on the 16th hole during the third round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer


NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday at the Hero World Challenge headed for another victory.

Matsuyama, a winner in three of his last four tournaments, holed out for eagle with a wedge and kept his mistakes to a minimum at Albany on his way to a 7-under 65 that gave him a seven-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson.

Woods birdied his opening three holes and holed a 40-yard bunker shot at No. 5 to get within two shots of the lead. But he started missing fairways on the back nine, ended with a double bogey from the water on 18 and shot 70. He wound up 11 shots behind in 10th place.

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