Tiger Woods shoots third straight 70, remains way back at Honda Classic

Tiger Woods had it going early on Saturday but couldn't post a low number. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods had it going early on Saturday but couldn't post a low number. (Getty Images)

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Tiger Woods got off to a scorching start early on Saturday at the Honda Classic, birdieing two of his first three holes and three of his first eight to get to 3 under for the tournament.

Just when we started thinking about Woods posting a 65 or even something lower, well, the last nine holes happened.

It didn't exactly fall apart on the back nine, but he didn't post the number that he needed to get into contention on Sunday.

A bogey on No. 10 set things back a bit. Then he lost his ball short on the par-3 No. 17, had to re-hit and made a double bogey.

He made par on No. 18 for his third straight 70 and will have another early tee time on Sunday as he remains nine back of the leader, Luke Guthrie.

It has been a frustrating week for Woods. He hasn't hit the ball terribly (and he has been putting well), but a double bogey in each of his last two rounds means he hasn't even sniffed the leaderboard. 

And, as Doug Ferguson pointed out, that's bad news for our friends at NBC.

Woods was famously nine back last year before posting a 62 on Sunday to nearly steal the tournament from Rory McIlroy.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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