By: Adam Woodard | December 6, 2019 3:35 pm
The third round is called moving day for a reason, and Tiger Woods made a run at the leaders on Friday at the Hero World Challenge.
Despite a round dominated by two-putt pars (including 16 front nine putts), Woods was able to score throughout the 18 holes at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas and put together a solid round of 5-under 67, walking off the course one shot back in a tie for second.
Woods made the turn at 1 under thanks to birdies on Nos. 2 and 6, both par 5’s. After torching the back nine early on both Wednesday and Thursday, the event’s five time winner found success once again in the later holes. After walking in a par save on the 10th hole, Woods made birdies on Nos. 11, 14, 15 the dreaded 18th to add his name to the mix heading to Saturday’s final round and tie playing partner Justin Thomas for the best round of the day.
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Talking with Golf Channel’s Steve Sands after the round, Woods handed out some great lines, such as “absolutely nuked it” in reference to his 5-wood second shot on the sixth hole and his “high spanky 60” wedge shot on the 15th.
Patrick Reed leads the 2019 Hero World Challenge by three after two rounds of play, but he's being chased by a who's who of elite golfers. Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and some guy named Tiger Woods are all within striking distance of Reed's 12-under lead.
It was Rahm and Woods who matched Reed's 66 on Thursday in Round 2 with the wind dying down and the scores going low. I expect more of the same on Friday in Round 3 as Reed tries to defend against some of the best in the world.
Woods will tee off with his first-round partner -- Thomas -- at 11:56 a.m. on Friday, about an hour before the event comes on the air. Those two are moving-day contenders with Reed playing the role of favorite (and villain) over the final 36 holes at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Workers at a Florida attraction billed as the world's largest Christmas light maze found a visitor's lost wedding ring several days after the item vanished.
Jessica Garvin said he was visiting the Enchant Christmas maze at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg last week when she noticed her 14-karat gold wedding band wasn't on her finger.
Garvin sought help finding the lost ring, but Stephen Riordan, city manager for Enchant Christmas St. Pete, said officials weren't optimistic about finding it.
"With 12 thousand happy guests each night, it's slim to none chances that we will find something so small and something so specific as a ring," Riordan told WFLA-TV.
Several days went by before an employee made a lucky discovery.
"The ring was found by one of our cleaners," Riordan said. "It was found in the restroom. I am not sure if it was placed there by a guest who maybe found it on the floor and didn't know where to bring it but she was very excited as soon as she found it and brought it right to us and said, 'this has got to be the ring that has been lost.'"
Garvin confirmed the found ring was the one she had lost.
"It's unbelievable," she said.
She said the ring returned to her finger just in time for her one-year wedding anniversary.