Andrade positioned to end drought, Woods struggles
By Daisuke Wakabayashi
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Local hero Billy Andrade
played another round of bogey-free golf for a share of the lead
in a group of five at 10-under-par after third-round play at
the $5.5 million Deutsche Bank Championship Sunday.
World number one Tiger Woods, who had led by a stroke after
opening with a 65, continued to struggle, following his
second-round 73 with a 72 to finish at three-under 210, seven
shots off the pace.
Andrade, who has not won since the Invensys Classic at Las
Vegas in 2000, started and finished with a birdie for a
two-under 69 and a 54-hole total of 203. He has not made a
single bogey in the tournament.
“I hit a lot of really good putts. I think I putted as good
as I’ve ever putted,” said Andrade, who hails from nearby
Bristol, Rhode Island.
“I am not going to back down. I’m going to go for it
tomorrow and I’m going to play exactly the same way I played
today and the first two days.”
Joining Andrade at the top of the crowded leader board were
John Rollins (63), Swede Carl Pettersson (68), second-round
co-leader Olin Browne (70) and Jason Bohn (67).
Rollins, a lowly 90th in the PGA Tour money list, reeled
off nine birdies, three bogeys and an eagle three.
“I played great on the back (nine), hit the ball great,
made some putts and here we go,” said Rollins, who shaved seven
strokes on the back nine for a 28, a course record.
Rollins, who is in the final pairing on Monday with Bohn,
finished one stroke ahead of Joey Sindelar (69) and Kent Jones
who also carded a 63.
Struggling Woods said: “I just don’t have it this week. I
am trying to hang in the best I can.”