Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods struggled down the stretch over the last couple days, but used a strong finish on Saturday to grab a 2-stroke lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Woods, who is seeking to become just the second player all time to win the same event eight times and can become the world's top-ranked golfer with a victory, fired a 6-under 66 during his third round to move into the top spot on the leaderboard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge at 11-under-par 205.
Second-round co-leader Justin Rose bogeyed three of his last six holes to card an even-par 72 and fall into a tie with Rickie Fowler (67) and John Huh (71) for second place at 9-under.
Bill Haas also held a share of the lead entering the third round, but struggled to a 1-over 73 to fall into a group of five players tied for fifth place at minus-8.
He is joined by Thorbjorn Olesen (66), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (68), Jimmy Walker (70) and Ken Duke (70).
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