For the better part of the last three years, Tiger Woods has seemed like a golfer one shot or one round away from returning to glory. Suddenly, this Sunday, the 2012 Memorial Tournament seems like an almost certain victory for Woods -- and the Tiger of old is eliciting roars again.
Woods rolled in a nine-footer for birdie on the 18th hole and raised his putter skyward in triumph, capping a 5-under 67 that leaves him at 9-under for the tournament. He's got the lead in the clubhouse.
And he's likely won the tournament, too: behind him, at No. 17, Rory Sabbatini failed to get a birdie and make up a shot on Woods, leaving him two shots back with just the par-4 18th to play. He'll need a sensational eagle to tie Tiger.
If Sabbatini cannot make that miracle happen, Woods will win his fifth Memorial and tie tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second place in all-time PGA Tour wins with 73.
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