News & ToursApril 11, 2009

Tall order for Tiger

AUGUSTA, Ga -- The Masters has been won 25 times by players who trailed after 54 holes, with Jack Burke Jr.'s eight-stroke comeback in extremely difficult conditions in 1956 being the greatest rally.

The third round isn't over yet, but if things stay anything close to the way they are, Tiger Woods has a formidable task if he is to win his fifth green jacket and 15th professional major this week. When Woods finished his third-round with a 70 for a 54-hole total of 4-under 212, he was eight strokes behind leader Kenny Perry, who was 12 under through 10 holes.

Woods won't have the benefit of harsh conditions tripping up the players in front of him Sunday. The forecast calls for highs about 70 degrees, little chance of rain and winds less than 10 miles per hour -- good scoring conditions for Woods, but also for the players in front of him.

-- Bill Fields

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