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Tiger Woods surged up the leaderboard at The Open Championship Saturday, jumping from 29th to a briefly held share of the lead with a third-round 66. While it may not be a performance worthy of the Golf Channel’s insane promo, it was nonetheless quite bitchin’, and leaves open the possibility of Tiger challenging the leaders on a suddenly much more interesting Sunday.

Tiger started his move with a birdie on the par-4 fourth hole, then birdied again on the par-5 sixth. He played the front nine bogey-free, and capped it with this huge birdie putt on the ninth to get to three-under on his round:


He followed that with this killer approach shot on the par-4 10th, setting up another birdie putt:

Tiger didn’t record his first bogey of the day until the par-3 16th, and finished his round five-under. At one point Saturday afternoon he’d taken a share of the lead, and is currently just three shots back of the leader. It’s been a day of low scores at Carnoustie—Yusaku Miyazato and Francesco Molinari shot 65 each, and Justin Rose shot 64—but no push gets the blood pumping quite like a blistering round from Tiger Woods. Sunday should be fun.

Staff Writer, Deadspin

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