Tiger in the hunt at Deutsche Bank-SAP Open

Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2001

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tiger Woods shot a 9-under-par 63 Saturday to move within a stroke of the leader Eduardo Romero of Argentina in the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.

Woods, the 1999 winner who entered the third round 10 strokes behind, is in position to win his fourth title in five events.

Romero shot a 67 for a 17-under 199 total. New Zealand's Michael Campbell, who started the round with a six-stroke lead, shot a 73 to drop into a tie for second.


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Defending champion Phil Mickelson birdied the final two holes for a 4-under 66 and a share of the lead with Brett Quigley in the Colonial.

Quigley, who finished second in the only PGA Tour event he completed this year, had already finished his own 66 when Mickelson made a birdie putt off the fringe at the 427-yard 18th hole.

Mickelson and Quigley, who began the third round a stroke behind Corey Pavin, had 11-under 199 totals.

Pavin, who got the last of his 14 PGA Tour victories at Colonial in 1996, had birdies on Nos. 2 and 3, then bogeyed four straight holes to fall out of the lead. He went on to a 73 to fall six strokes back at 205.

Champions Classic

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio -- Wendy Ward birdied her first three holes on the way to an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead halfway through the rain-shortened LPGA Champions Classic.

Defending champion Annika Sorenstam, seeking her sixth victory of the year, opened with a 69. She was at even par through her first 10 holes, then birdied three of the next four holes.

Ward had not yet teed off Friday when the opening round was first suspended and then canceled because of heavy rain and lightning. Tour officials erased the early first-round scores and turned the scheduled 54-hole event into a 36-hole tournament.

Audra Burks and Jennifer Hubbard were tied for second.

TD Waterhouse Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ed Dougherty birdied the first five holes for the second day in a row to take a five-stroke lead in the TD Waterhouse Championship.

The five consecutive birdies match the longest streak on the Senior PGA Tour this year and Dougherty, looking for his second victory on the tour, is the only golfer to do it twice.

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