Woods poised to end title drought

Woods poised to end title drought

A host of pinpoint golf shots and a deadly touch with the putter helped Tiger Woods to move within sight of his first victory in a full-field event for more than two years at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Saturday.

The former world number one was kitted out in grey shirt and trousers but there was nothing grey about his game as he fired a sizzling six-under 66 to join Britain's Robert Rock (66) in a tie for the lead on 11-under 205.

Swede Peter Hanson returned the best round of the week, a 64, giving him a share of third place on 207 with world number three Rory McIlroy (68), fellow Briton Paul Lawrie (68) and Italian Francesco Molinari (66).

There was a logjam at the top, with the leading 14 players separated by four shots.
India’s Jeev Milkha blasted a sizzling five-under 67 to rise up to tied 27th at 212 while compatriot SSP Chowrasia, who made the cut by the skin of his teeth, could only manage a 74 for a threr-day total of 220.

Gangjee in front

Rahil Gangjee went through a gamut of emotions with a bogey and double bogey and two birdies in the last four holes, but still managed to end the third round of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge with a one-shot lead.

His one-over 73 brought him down from overnight seven-under to six-under 210 for 54 holes. However, Shiv Kapur, who held a share of the lead with Gangjee, dropped down dramatically with a 78 and is now one-under for three rounds to be tied 11th.

The next best Indian was Ashok Kumar (75, 70, 74) at three-over and in tied 27th with Peter Uihlein of the US.

American Dodge Kemmer (70) and German Max Keiffer (70) shared the second spot at five-under 211, while English duo Philip Archer (68) and Luke Goddard (70), Swede Jens Dantorp (74) and Dane Andreas Harto were all tied for fourth at four-under 212.