Woods Surges Into Lead At Buick Open

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Tiger Woods says he didn't like the way he hit in the third round of the Buick Open.

Woods was happy with how he scored, though, as a 65 Saturday put him at 17 under. It ended up being good enough for the lead because Michael Letzig double bogeyed the last hole.

Letzig hit a poor shot out of the sand at No. 18 and two-putted from 12 feet and fell to 16 under while Woods was on the practice range.

Second-round leader John Senden shot a 1-under 71 to fall to 15 under and in third place.

Woods, in his first tournament since missing the cut at the British Open, opened with a 71 after what he said was probably his worst putting day. He roared back into contention by going 9 under in the second round and 7 under in the third.