Honda Classic 2012: Rory McIlroy Holds Off Tiger Woods For Win

Tiger Woods was in vintage form but it wasn't enough to overtake Rory McIlroy.

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Honda Classic 2012: Tiger Woods Gaining On Rory McIlroy In Final Round

It's likely a case of "too little, too late," but Tiger Woods is surging toward the top of the leaderboard in the final round at the 2012 Honda Classic. Rory McIlroy is still the top golfer in Palm Beach Gardens, but Woods is trying to make it interesting.

Tiger ended Saturday's round out of the Top 10 at two-under, but has made up 14 spots in the standings through his first 11 holes on Sunday. Woods shot an eagle on Hole 3 and birdied 5, 7 and 11 to put himself in a tie for fourth place. He's a few holes ahead of most of those in front of him, but it's still worth keeping an eye on.

McIlroy is holding off Tom Gillis through their first five holes on Sunday by hitting pars to keep Gillis behind him. McIlroy is currently sitting at -11 while Gillis is -10. Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose sit in a tie for third at seven-under.

A full leaderboard for the tournament can be found over at the PGA Tour website. For more on the Honda Classic, check out SB Nation's golf blog Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.

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2012 Honda Classic Leaderboard and Scores: Rory McIlroy On Top; Tiger Woods Off The Pace

Rory McIlroy will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Honda Classic after surging past Tom Gillis on Saturday. McIlroy finished with a four-under 66, turning a one-shot deficit into a two-shot lead as Gillis struggled a bit.

Gillis shot a third-round 69, falling off the pace and into a tie for second place. He's joined by Harris English who, like McIlroy, shot a 66 on Saturday to move up the leaderboard. Gillis and McIlroy hold a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose and Brian Harmon, who each sit at 7-under for the tournament.

Moving further down the leaderboard, Tiger Woods continues to tread water, lurking outside the Top 10 but maintaining his position. After three rounds, Woods is at 2-under for the tournament, nine shots off the pace and out of contention. Woods shot a 1-under 69 on Saturday, his second under-par round of the tournament.

A full leaderboard can be found over at the PGA Tour website.

For more on the Honda Classic, check out SB Nation's golf blog Waggle Room and SB Nation's golf hub.

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