Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 68 at Wells Fargo

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Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 68 at Wells Fargo

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Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' third-round 68 at Wells Fargo

Tiger Woods birdied his final hole Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship to finish 36 holes around Quail Hollow Club in 2 over. He ended up making the cut comfortably as 87 players made the weekend.

Woods, at 2 over, will tee off at 9:40 a.m. Eastern alongside Brooks Koepka in Saturday’s third round. We’ll track Woods’ round, shot by shot, as he looks to make a charge on Moving Day in Charlotte, N.C.:

Hole No. 18: Par 4, 494 yards

Off the tee: Nice drive to close the day for TW.

Approach shot: Tiger hits it to about 40 feet.

On the green: The birdie putt almost goes in, but Tiger then misses the comebacker. Bogey.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under thru 18 (1 under for the tournament)

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 223 yards

Off the tee: Tiger hits the green and will have 30 feet or so left for birdie.

On the green: The birdie roll from 27 feet comes up a tad short. Two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under thru 17 (2 under for the tournament)

Hole No. 16: Par 4, 506 yards

Off the tee: Tries to cut dogleg but leaves it just in right intermediate cut.

Approach shot: Nice approach and Tiger will have a goo chance at four straight birdies.

On the green: Tiger can’t convert from 16 feet and he’s a little frustrated. Taps in the par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under thru 16 (2 under for the tournament)

Hole No. 15: Par 5, 577 yards

Off the tee: Great drive here – 337 yards, down the pipe and dry.

Second and third shots: Nice second shot here. Misses green, but just right and TW has plenty of green to work with. Decent chip to 6 feet.

On the green: Birdie. Three. In. A. Row.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under thru 15 (2 under for the tournament)

Hole No. 14: Par 4, 344 yards

Off the tee: Tiger hits 3-wood into the green and gets the ball to come to rest on the back part. Eagle chance upcoming, granted it’s from 82 feet.

On the green: Just misses the long eagle. Tap-in birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under thru 14 (1 under for the tournament)

Hole No. 13: Par 3, 208 yards

Off the tee: This one is tight. Five feet. Stuff city.

On the green: And it drops. Back to even par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 13 (Even par for the tournament)

Hole No. 12: Par 4, 456 yards

Off the tee: Make that two fairways in a row for Tiger. First time he’s done that all day.

Approach shot: This one is good as Tiger’s approach ends up about 13 feet past.

On the green: Birdie putt misses and Tiger has to make a 4-footer coming back, which he does. Par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 12 (1 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 11: Par 4, 462 yards

Off the tee: Nice swing here with 3-wood. Center of the short stuff.

Approach shot: Looks like TW comes out of this one a little and misses on the right side of the green.

On the green: Two putts from 47 feet and Tiger is in with par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 11 (1 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 10: Par 5, 592 yards

Off the tee: Tee shot misses way right and finds … a plastic bag.

Second and third shots: Tiger has to navigate some trees and hits a good shot into the left greenside bunker. He then blasts out to about 10 feet.

On the green: Nice recovery to give himself a birdie chance, but Tiger just misses and cards par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 10 (1 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 9: Par 4, 505 yards

Off the tee: Runs another driver through the fairway, this time into the right rough.

Approach shot: From 190 yards, Tiger takes a big swipe but leaves this approach short and right of the green.

Around the green: From the sand, Tiger blasts out about 15 feet left of the hole. Not his best.

On the green: Tiger can’t save par and drops a shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 9 (1 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 8: Par 4, 346 yards

Off the tee: Good poke here. Up the middle.

Approach shot: Just 44 yards left for TW and he wedges to about 8 feet. Great chance at back-to-back birdies.

On the green: And there it is! Back-to-back birdies.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 8 (Even par for the tournament)

Hole No. 7: Par 5, 546 yards

Off the tee: Fore left! Tiger pulls this one left of the fairway bunkers and near the cart path.

Second and third shots: After a pitch-out back into the fairway, Tiger wedges to about 5 feet.

On the green: Another birdie – and after being in the trees off the tee, too.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 7 (1 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 6: Par 3, 249 yards

Off the tee: Hole is on the right on this long par 3 and Tiger double-crosses his tee ball left.

Around the green: With some green to work with, Tiger cozies this pitch up there.

On the green: Tap-in par to complete the nice up-and-down.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 6 (2 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 5: Par 4, 449 yards

Off the tee: Tiger finds his first fairway of the round.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a good one here from 138 yards to 13 feet.

On the green: Tweet, tweet. Yes, that’s a birdie. It’s Tiger’s second in his last 23 holes this week and he’s back to even par for the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 5 (2 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 4: Par 3, 167 yards

Off the tee: Finds the green but is long and has a lengthy birdie putt upcoming.

On the green: From 40 feet, Tiger rolls his birdie try 5 feet past. He makes the par save coming back, though.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 4 (3 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 3: Par 4, 483 yards

Off the tee: Another missed fairway left for TW.

Approach shot: Nice iron shot here from the trees. Looks like 10 feet left for birdie.

On the green: We’ll call this one 11 feet, but Tiger misses and settles for par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 3 (3 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 2: Par 4, 452 yards

Off the tee: Stinger long-iron and he finds the left intermediate cut.

Approach shot: Misses this approach well left, but he has some green to work with.

Around the green: Tiger leaves his pitch about 11 feet short.

On the green: The par save misses right and Tiger bogeys.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over thru 2 (3 over for the tournament)

Hole No. 1: Par 4, 495 yards

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver and hits it straight, but it runs through the fairway and finds the left fairway bunker.

Approach shot: From the sand, Tiger finds the green from about 170 yards out. He’ll have just outside of 25 feet left for birdie.

On the green: Two-putt par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even par thru 1 (2 over for the tournament)

Pre-round

Here’s what Woods is wearing Saturday:

Before Woods tees off in Round 3, listen to what he had to say Friday:

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