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Woods takes 3-shot lead into PGA final

Aug. 11, 2007 at 7:42 PM   |   Comments

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tiger Woods shot a 1-under-69 Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the PGA Championship at Tulsa, Okla.

Woods, the No. 1 golfer in the world, finished 54 holes at 7-under 203.

Stephen Ames also shot a 69 -- his third round in the 60s in the tournament -- to stand in second place at 206. Woody Austin bogeyed No. 18 to post a 69 and is third at 3-under 207.

John Senden (69) was in fourth at 208.

Woods is seeking his first major golf championship of the year and his 13th overall. In all 12 of Woods' previous major championships, he has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

Woods has won three PGA titles, including last year's, and has four tour victories this season. Last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, he swept to an eight-shot victory.

Woods started the third round with a two-shot lead over Scott Verplank.

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