Tiger Woods was too worried about competing against the track at Conway Farms during the third round of the BMW Championship to worry about his past issues with playing partner Sergio Garcia. Therefore, those of you that were hoping to see some heated exchanges or confrontations between the two were left unfulfilled. The only thing you were able to witness was Woods firing a 66 to move within four shots of the lead and Garcia carding a 69 to get to six under for the tournament.
“I fought back today, which was not easy to do,” said Woods. “Today was a tough round, but I got myself back within striking distance.” He’s had a decided advantage when playing against Garcia in recent years. In the previous 20 head-to-head meetings between the two, Woods has had more than a two shot advantage of El Niño.
“Today was going to be hard,” Woods said. “When situations like that happen, I had to fight, and I fought my tail off today.” It’s been tough sledding for Woods this year in big events, despite the fact that he’s picked up five victories in 2013 and sits in second place in the FedEx Cup standings. He just hasn’t been able to put together four solid rounds when it has really counted.
Woods is going to have to go low tomorrow if he is to have any hope of taking home the title this week. This course has surrendered some low scores over the last few days, and Tiger is going to have to add his name to that list to get into contention.