Stenson leads, Tiger struggles at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods enjoying his children's realisation he is more than a 'YouTube golfer'

And with his lack of experience, DeChambeau couldn't help but look over his shoulder at McIlroy and Rose, or even Rickie Fowler four shots behind, and yes, Woods.

Henrik Stenson clung to a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational while Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose surged into the title hunt.

Stenson, who had chances to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational two of the last three years, fought through a rugged stretch with par saves and made three birdies after the turn for a 3-under 69 on Friday. He is coming off a runner-up finish at Innisbrook last week and has won eight times at Bay Hill.

Despite the top 10 showing, it was a bit of a disappointing finish from Woods, who made everyone think the impossible was going to happen.

Woods, whose last tournament victory came in the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational, told Sky Sports: "I've gotten the feel of playing tournament rounds". He didn't make a birdie until the 12th hole, never had a birdie putt inside 12 feet except for the par 5s on the back nine, and did well to scrap it around for a 72 to go into the weekend seven shots behind. Even after all these years and the innumerable ridiculous heaters he's been on, it was still shocking to watch unfold.




"They want to try and replicate that, which is great - it's great for the tournament, it's great for us - but golf is different than a football game, and there's etiquette involved, and you don't want people to be put off from bringing their kids when people are shouting stuff out", he said.

"And then I moved here in '96 and he invited me over here to play in his Monday shootout, and I did and I didn't like it very much because he took my money", Woods said. There's the Masters next month, where he will chase a fifth Green Jacket. But also that he can win it.

Sunday's final round promises to be a thriller with the Bay Hill course playing firm and fast and presenting a demanding test for those at the top of the standings. "Maybe I can steal one from behind".

His last majors win was in 2008, beating Rocco Mediate in a US Open playoff despite a bad leg that would eventually undergo three surgeries. It was a blast watching an uninhibited Tiger play as aggressively as he could because he knew he'd need something in the mid-60s to hold the trophy.

The former world number one appeared unhappy with the ruling as he took the headcover off his fairway wood and threw it behind him before making the lonely walk back to the tee, from where his third shot also sailed right. His iron stingers and flighted 3-woods when he hits them are gorgeous, but the big stick still needs (a lot of) work.

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