Woods takes share of early lead at Innisbrook

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The highlights of Woods' penultimate round came around the turn, as he chipped in for an unlikely birdie at the ninth before holing a 22-foot putt at the 10th for another gain. His last victory came at the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

"That was sweet", Woods said.

Woods was nearly flawless, only a bogey at his final hole, the par-four ninth at Innisbrook Resort north of Tampa, Florida, preventing him from holding the outright clubhouse lead. A packed crowd followed Woods around all day cheering him on and seeing some of those trademark fist pumps every time he hits a good shot.

"I feel very excited going into tomorrow and I feel very good", said Woods. "I tried to get relaxed as early as possible and fortunately got off to a good start and kind of settled me down nicely".

"I've played myself right there into contention so it should be a fun Sunday", he said. "I'm really looking forward to it". I'm excited. I've been ready to go.

Woods' third round scorecard shows five birdies and just the one bogey, and starting his round with a wayward drive left into the tree line but managing to scramble his way to par ahead of bringing a record crowd to their feet in holing a 20-footer for birdie at the par-4 third hole.

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"I started smiling, " Snedeker said.

Woods has been slowed by mistakes, some leading to big numbers the last time he played at the Honda Classic. But this was the first time he has holed a shot from off the green this year. He didn't fare much better on Friday with two birdies, two bogeys, a 71 and a phone call to get back to Dallas sooner than he wanted. I figure it will be similar tomorrow. "There's so many guys (who) played their way back up into this tournament", Woods said. And to have seen him under these circumstances, near the weekend lead, with major season approaching, was something approaching transcendent - even for those who saw it from up close.

"The roars are a little louder, and there's certainly an energy about the gallery that you don't have anywhere else", Jordan Spieth said.

By rule, Cousins' bag was considered an obstruction, which allowed him to take a free drop. And Conners will do so again Sunday alongside Rose (2 p.m. ET).

So he at least knows what to expect.

The even-keeled Canadian handled himself well in an unprecedented situation, but it will be different when Woods dons the red and black on Sunday.

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