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Tiger Woods Seen Ending Season with No Major Title for First Time in 5 Years - 2003-08-17


World number one golfer Tiger Woods of the United States watched his hopes of winning a Grand Slam title this year fade with a dismal third round at the PGA championship in Rochester, New York - the final major event of the season.

Woods is 13 strokes off the lead at 219. He carded a three-over-par 73 Saturday, and the 27-year-old superstar will end the golf season without a major title for the first time in five years on the professional tour.

Two little-known American golfers, Shaun Micheel and Chad Campbell, are tied for the lead heading into Sunday's final round.

Micheel bogeyed his last three holes Saturday but finished with a 69 for 206 overall - four under par. Campbell holed a 10-meter birdie putt on the 18th for a 65 - the best round of the week at the Oak Hill course.

Masters champion Mike Weir of Canada is three strokes off the lead at 209, and South Africa's Ernie Els is at 211.

South Korea's Se Ri Pak has a two-stroke lead over American Lauren Diaz after an rain-shortened third round at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.

Pak shot four birdies in a row Saturday and was eight under par after 13 holes, when play was suspended due to rain. She is 14-under for the tournament.

Diaz and Pak are among 18 players who will complete the third round today before the final round begins.

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