Woods starts fast, again stumbles late

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Tiger Woods raised his right index finger in the air when he holed a long bunker shot, his fourth birdie in five holes that put him within two shots of the lead early in the third round Saturday of the Hero World Challenge.

He couldn't sustain it, missing too many fairways and too many putts inside 10 feet. He didn't get to the number under par that he thought would give him a chance to contend in his first tournament in 15 months.

Turns out even a good finish wouldn't have mattered - not the way Hideki Matsuyama is playing.

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