Tiger Woods tops the leaderboard by four strokes going into the third round of the Chevron World Challenge.
The world’s former No. 1 golfer yesterday shot a six-under 66 to put himself at 13-under 131 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
“There’s ten par-5s so far and I’ve played them 10-under, so that’s pretty good,” Woods said. “(Today) is the same game plan, just go out there and plot my way along and take care of the par-5s.”
Yet to win in 2010, Woods had his best 36-hole start of the year. Behind him is U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell at nine-under 135 and Luke Donald with an eight-under 136.
“I like this golf course,” McDowell said. “I love the way the greens set up here, and you feel like you can make those eight-, ten-footers, the greens are so pure here.”
Woods is a four-time winner at the Chevron World Challenge, an unofficial event that has a top prize of $1.2 million and features a field of 18 players selected from the top 50 in world rankings.
Woods last won 13 months ago at the Australian Masters. His 281-week run as world No. 1 ended on Nov. 1, when Lee Westwood replaced him atop the rankings.