Arnold Palmer Invitational 2012 Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Leads After 3 Rounds

One bad hole -- really bad by his standards -- turned what could've been a comfortable lead through three rounds into a slim one for Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods was leading by three strokes as he teed off on No. 15, despite a somewhat shaky day that had a much different feel than Friday. And then he hit his tee shot into someone's yard.

An impressive recovery left Woods with a moderate-length bogey putt, but his attempt missed the mark, leading to a double-bogey. Suddenly the three-shot lead was down to one, following the mess.

He did recover, however, birdying No. 16 to get to 11-under. Two pars on the last two holes kept Woods at 11-under, one shot clear of Graeme McDowell. The two will be paired together in the final group on Sunday as Woods tries to finally break through and win an event -- his last chance to do so before The Masters.

You can check out the full tournament leaderboard here.

For updates and results on the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, keep checking this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the wonderful world of golf, please visit Waggle Room or stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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