Tiger Woods managed an even-par round of 70 to stay at 6-under for the 2012 British Open and alone in fourth place. Woods is four strokes behind tourney leader Adam Scott, who evidently still has people that hate his long putter.
Re: the long putter. It has helped Adam Scott immensely, and yet he's won just once since going to it. Still argument against it is strong.— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) July 21, 2012
Back to Woods. Woods started off Saturday shaky as he bogeyed the first and third holes to fall to 4-under. Woods then recovered, making a huge putt for birdie on his sixth hole, along with birdies on No. 7 and No. 9 to finish the front nine at 33 and staying in contention for a major title win.
However, Tiger continued to struggle on the back nine at Royal Lytham, as Woods was unable to find a rhythm and finished at 1-over par for the second half, falling back to even on the day. Woods has hit 88 percent of his fairways thus far in the tournament, but Tiger might have to get more aggressive to make a charge up the leaderboard on Sunday to catch Adam Scott.