Woods looking to extend ranking lead

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2013 World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual | Round Three | 08 Dec 2013

Tiger Woods survived a roller coaster day and a spirited challenge from Zach Johnson at what is effectively his own tournament, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at the Sherwood Country Club at Thousand Oaks in California, and with one round to play leads by two over Johnson with a further two shots back to Bubba Watson.

Two late birdies allowed Woods to get things back on track after Johnson had taken the lead through nine holes before striking trouble with two double bogeys early in his back nine. Johnson himself recovered with two birdies of his own late in his round but the damage had been done.

If Woods is to go on and win tomorrow he would extend his lead at the top of the World Ranking after Adam Scott has closed the gap to less than two points with his great few weeks in Australia.

Woods would move nearly three points clear of Scott if he was to take the title tomorrow.

Jason Day continued his recovery from a slow start to be in a share of 6th position in the 18 man field.

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