Tiger Woods on verge of fairytale comeback win

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

And he has never coughed up a lead of three shots or more. The Englishman, recently installed as the world No 1, retains a live chance of winning the FedEx Cup and associated $10m bonus even if he falls short at the Tour Championship. Denny McCarthy, who has already earned enough money to secure a return to the PGA Tour, was one shot back. It's simple math, really, and Woods' body of work to this point, although wildly impressive considering how far he's come in 12 months both physically and competitively, paints a clear picture. Not so much for Rose. Now he's got an actual win to tuck away and point to as the ultimate capper to what has been a pretty spectacular 2018 for golf, its fans and - most of all - Tiger Woods.

But Woods got up and down from the side of the green to save par on 17 and scrambled another par on the final hole for a two-shot win over fellow American Billy Horschel.

He is playing like he did a decade ago, and the outcome seems familiar with no one putting together much of a challenge at East Lake. The first one? Way back in 1996, when as a 20-year-old making his third start as a pro, Woods led by a shot, only to get beat by an aging veteran named Ed Fiori, who possessed a unusual grip and who to this day Woods still refers to as "The Gripper".

Woods says he's looking forward to the challenge of holding off McIlroy and Rose.

You aren't going to want to miss Woods' final round at East Lake on Sunday. Only once this year, however, has he started the final round within closer than four shots of the lead.

It seemed nearly surreal as Woods went through the first seven holes in six-under. He hit a wild tee shot to the right into the tree and made double bogey on No. 7 after a penalty drop, and then hit another drive into the crowd on the right for bogey at No. 8.

The victor of the FedEx Cup receives a $10 million bonus, and Woods has a shot if Rose falters.

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And an awkward one for the tour. But the day, the galleries and the TV ratings belonged to Tiger.

According to the PGA Tour's projected FedEx Cup standings, he still needs help to win the title. Thomas only has to win to capture the $10 million prize. And there's a chance no one will even notice.

"Look", he added, "Tiger is a notoriously great front-runner, but if I go out and I play similar tomorrow like I did today, I'll have no complaints".

In January, he referred to the Abu Dhabi Championship as "the ideal place to start my campaign" and added that the Dubai Desert Classic holds "a special spot" in his heart, as it was his first win as a professional nine years ago.

It would be his 80th title on the PGA Tour and hold a special place as his first trophy after four back surgeries.

Rory McIlroy made enough birdies to offset his mistakes in a round of 68.

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