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Tiger Enters Final Round of Western Open with 6 Stroke Lead - 2003-07-06

World number one men's golfer Tiger Woods of the United States has a six- stroke lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Western Open in Lemont, Illinois.

Woods carded a 7-under-par, 65 in Saturday's third round. His three-round total score of 18-under-par, 198 breaks the tournament 54-hole record by three strokes.

Woods has led the entire tournament. He has won 28 of 30 events when leading after three rounds.

Meanwhile, the world's top ladies player, Annika Sorenstam of Sweden, is three strokes off the lead to start Sunday's championship round of the U.S. Women's Open - the biggest prize in women's golf.

Sorenstam is among four golfers in second place at 2-under-par, 211 on the Pumpkin Ridge course in Portland, Oregon. She started Saturday's third round eight shots behind, before carding the only bogey-free round of the tournament - a 4-under-par 67.

Americans Angela Stanford and tour rookie Hilary Lunke share the lead at 4-under-par, 209. Stanford notched her first professional championship last week, winning the ShopRite Classic.