Tiger Woods will have to come from behind to win his first tournament in more than two years, thanks to two players recording 62s Saturday during the third round of the Wyndham Championships.
American Jason Gore fired one of those 62s, rising from 16th to first in the process, sitting at 15-under with a two-stroke lead over three players. Gore is nearly a decade removed from his first and only PGA title to date, having previously won the 2005 84 Lumber Classic.
Gore birdied 1 and bogeyed 2, then had eight birdies over the final 16 holes.
Also firing a 62 was Sweden’s Jonas Blixt, who used it to leap from 32nd to second. Blixt was 4-under at the turn, bogeyed No. 11, but had five birdies between No. 10 and No. 17.
He’s in a three-way tie with Americans Scott Brown and Tiger Woods at 13-under. Brown has been the model of consistency, shooting 66-65-66 on his first three days, while Woods shot a 68, giving a stroke away on his final hole after not having recorded a bogey over the rest of the land.
While most eyes have been on Woods over the past three days, it’s truly still anyone’s tournament at this point, with a whopping 20 players at least 10 strokes under par.
Not among those 20 players is Day 3 co-leader Tom Hoge, who stumbled to a 2-over 72 to drop to 9-under and into a tie for 21st.
Hoge was at even par through 11, then suffered through three straight bogeys. He bounced back to birdie 15 and 16 but gave a stroke back with another bogey on 17.