Scotland's Colin Montgomerie has a two-stroke lead over Americans Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Jay Haas, after the third round of the Target World Golf Challenge. Montgomerie will try to hold off Woods on Sunday, and take home more than $1 million in prize money.
Montgomerie fired a four-under-par-67 to go to 13-under-par-200 for three rounds. Woods had a two-under-par-69, after he rolled in a birdie putt on the 18th hole to move to 11-under-par-202.
Woods is the host of the elite tournament, and Montgomerie says staying in front of the world's Number Three golfer will be tough. "Full on tomorrow. You know, Tiger's birdie there at the last set up for a very good, uh, a very good finish tomorrow. You know, there's only two shots between the first four guys, and that's nothing around here. So, all to play for tomorrow," he said.
Woods says the course is allowing low scores, so winning the top prize will take precise play. "No, it's probably going to take a good score tomorrow. This golf course is still soft, the greens are receptive, and you can be very aggressive. You can see, I mean look at the scores, everyone is shooting under par. So, you still have to go out there and get it done," he said.
Jim Furyk shot a 67 Saturday, while Jay Haas also had a 67 on the par-71 Sherwood Country Club course in Thousand Oaks, California. They are also only two strokes behind Montgomerie.
Last year, Woods finished second behind countryman Davis Love the third. The tournament features an elite, 16-player field. The winner takes home $1,200,000.