Tiger withstands challenge

Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 2:10 PM
Last updated 7:35 PM
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CHASKA, Minn. - Tiger Woods is the sole leader going into the final round of the PGA Championship, two shots ahead of defending champion Padraig Harrington and Y.E. Yang.

Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie chip shot on the 14th hole during the third round.  AP
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Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie chip shot on the 14th hole during the third round.

Woods, who shot 1-under 71 today, is looking to win his first major of the year and 15th overall. He is 36-1 when he has the lead going into the final round, 14-0 at the majors.

Woods is at 8-under 208. Harrington, who had a share of the lead with five holes to go, bogeyed 18 and is at 210. Yang will play with Woods on Sunday; he beat the world's No. 1 player at the HSBC Champions in China in 2006.

Manageable playing conditions and a so-so outing by Woods allowed other players to make a charge. But just like Friday, Woods made shots when he had to and the others fell away.


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