SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Greg Chalmers of Australia hits his second shot on the 4th Hole during day three of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on November 12, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australian Open 2011: Greg Chalmers Wins By A Stroke; Tiger Woods Third

Greg Chalmers won the 2011 Australian Open by a stroke, finishing at 12-under for the tournament. Tiger Woods finished alone in third at 10-under.

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Australian Open 2011: Final Round Tee Times And TV Schedule

Tigers Woods entered the third round of the 2011 Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney feeling confident with a one-stroke lead but quickly fell behind after three straight bogeys. He's now six back entering the final day, tied for eighth place with Bubba Watson.

Aussie John Senden is setting the pace atop the leaderboard, one stroke ahead of countryman John Senden. Nick Watney (T-4th) and Kyle Stanley (T-10th) are the only other Americans in the top 10. 

With a 16-hour time difference, the first pairing won't tee off until 3:22 p.m. EST (7:22 a.m. local). Woods, paired with Aaron Baddeley, will begin play at 7:51 p.m. EST, with the Golf Channel picking up coverage starting at 8 p.m. Senden and Day will tee off at 8:35 p.m. EST.

Australian Adam Scott, whose caddie Steve Williams recently made controversial comments about Woods and was forced to apologize before the start of the tournament, is tied for 10th place, one stroke behind Woods. Had Woods not birdied the par-5 14th hole, and had a few other pieces come together, Scott and Woods would have finished the tournament in an extremely awkward pairing. Instead, Scott will tee off at 7:29 p.m. EST, two groups ahead of Woods and Baddeley. 

Woods, who said after the second round that he was hitting some of the best shots he's had since adapting to a new swing, admitted that he just didn't have it during the third round. 

"I just got off to an awful start," Woods said, according to the Associated Press. "The round should have been an easy 71, no problem. I played the par 5s bad, I didn't take care of 13. But if I take care of the par 5s and make a couple of putts, it's a 1 or 2 under round. But I made nothing today."

But despite the setback, he's not counting himself out. "I need to play good on that front nine. Anything can happen on the back nine," Woods said, according to the AP. "If I can just play a good, solid front nine and get things going on the back nine, they have some easy holes on the back nine. If I can shoot some low scores, I'll be right there."

Visit for the full leaderboard and the final round tee times. For more golf coverage, visit Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.


Australian Open 2011: Tiger Woods Six Back Entering Final Round

There were good scores to be had in the third round of the 2011 Australian Open, but Tiger Woods couldn't find any of them. Woods, the leader after two rounds, carded a 3-over 75 in the third round, falling well behind the leader. He began with two-straight bogeys and never recovered, slogging through a difficult round and finishing the day at 6-under for the tournament.

John Senden, however, did find a low round, firing a 9-under 63 to soar up the leaderboard and into first place heading into the final round. Senden holds a one-shot advantage and sits at 12-under for the tournament. He'll be joined in the final pairing by Jason Day, who carded a 4-under 68 to get to 11-under for the tournament.

Greg Chalmers is alone in third at 10-under, two shots off the pace. He's followed by Nick O'Hern and Nick Watney, who are each three shots back at 9-under.

The full 2011 Australian Open leaderboard is at For more golf coverage, visit Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.


Australian Open 2011: Tiger Woods Leads, Feels Confident

Tiger Woods is back on top, leading the Australian Open after two rounds at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

Yes, it's still early, but considering it's been nearly a year since he's led a tournament -- the last time was after three rounds at the Chevron World Classic last December -- it's hard not to do a double take at the familiar name atop the leaderboard.

After shooting 5-under in the second round, Woods spoke to reporters about how comfortable he was with his new swing -- especially his approach shot on the par-5, 550-yard eighth hole. From

"It felt goooood," he said with a smile rarely seen in two tumultuous years of personal crises, injuries and swing rebuilds.

"I had 247 [yards to the] front, wind howling in my face. It was ever so slightly off the left and a slightly hanging lie," Woods said."I had to start it [at] the [left] bunker and just hammer it -- and I did. It slid about three yards. It was the best shot I've hit so far [with my new swing in competition]."

[...] "I didn't really miss a shot," he said. "I hit so many lips, it could easily have been eight or nine under. It feels good to be hitting it properly. I'm able to move the ball both ways similar to what I used to do a long time ago."

Can Woods stay in the groove and hold onto the lead? He sounded confident about his ability to re-discover his killer instinct. From the Associated Press:

"I think experience comes with managing myself and my game," Woods said. "I've been there a few times and I understand how to do it. All the things that can happen, I've experienced a lot of it."

[...] "It comes back," Woods said of knowing how to win. "When Jack [Nicklaus] won in '86 at the Masters, it came back. You know what it feels like. You know what to do."

The Australian Open is hardly the Masters, but the analogy is apt: Nicklaus' win ended a two-year drought. The third round is already underway in Sydney, but Woods will not tee off until 8:40 p.m. EST (12:40 p.m. local). The Golf Channel will televise the third round, starting at 8 p.m. EST. 

The full 2011 Australian Open leaderboard is at For more golf coverage, visit Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.


Australian Open 2011: Jarrod Lyle Leads, Tiger Woods Close And John Daly Melted Down

The 2011 Australian Open is not the biggest golf tournament in the world, but all of the big names are playing this week at The Lakes Golf Course in Sydney, Australia. The opening round featured blustery weather, a John Daly outburst and Australian native Jarrod Lyle atop the leaderboard with Dustin Watson, Nick Watney and Tiger Woods not far behind.

Lyle, a seven-year pro from Queensland, finished Thursday's opening round by shooting a seven-under 65 that included five birdies and an eagle on the 14th hole. Americans Dustin Johnson and Nick Watney are tied for second at six-under while Tiger Woods finished just a few strokes out of the lead after shooting a four-under that didn't include a single bogey.

The golfer who made the biggest news after opening day, however, didn't even make the leaderboard. John Daly, the always controversial golfer, had yet another meltdown in Australia -- this one causing some unfortunate backlash according to the official site for the PGA of Australia.

Furious Australian Open tournament director Trevor Herden has blasted John Daly as 'unprofessional' and told him to stay away from future tournaments after the controversial American stormed off the course and returned to his hotel midway through the first round on Thursday.

Daly's troubles began on the 10th when he hit the wrong ball from the bunker, invoking an automatic two-stroke penalty. The two-time major winner then reached the 11th and proceeded to put 'six or seven' balls in the water before grabbing his young son and heading for the exit after telling his playing partners 'I'm off'.

The full 2011 Australian Open Leaderboard is included here. For more golf coverage, be sure to check Waggle Room as well as SB Nation's golf hub.

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