The to-and-fro between Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods had more than a few twists and turns in the third round of the British Open on Saturday. But the two-stroke swing that finally gave Westwood the upper hand came at the 17th, where both men drove it in the fairway, but Woods’ second caught a cross-bunker 100 yards short of the green. He had to come out sideways and couldn’t get up and down from there for par. Westwood stayed on the short grass and holed a birdie putt.
As important as the lead it gave Westwood — although it’s arguable whether Woods is anything like the intimidating force he once was — the bogey by Tiger dropped him into a tie for second with Hunter Mahan, who finished before him with a stout 68 and therefore gets a place in the final pairing.
Woods, meanwhile, will play alongside 2012 runner-up, Adam Scott, who gift-wrapped the Claret Jug for Ernie Els at Royal Lytham but gets his shot at Open redemption the very next year. (Photo: Peter Morrison/The Associated Press)