Bridgestone Invitational 2013 scores: Tiger Woods leads by 7 strokes

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods didn't shoot a 61 again, but he's still in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and on the way to his fifth win of the year.

A day after shooting a 61 and teasing a sub-60 round, Tiger Woods' third-round 68 seemed downright pedestrian in comparison. Still, it was good enough to keep him well in front of the pack and Woods leads by seven strokes after 54-holes.

He got off to another strong start with birdies on his first two holes. From there, Woods was in cruise control most of the round. He racked up pars over the final 16 holes with a few bogeys and birdies mixed in. After the way he scorched Firestone on Friday, Woods' bogey-par-bogey stretch on the 14th, 15th and 16th almost felt like a slump. Not to worry though, Woods birdied No. 17 and parred No. 18 to finish his round at 15-under.

Woods' lead was never in question on Saturday as most players struggled to keep pace, yet alone make a run. Henrik Stenson trails Woods by seven strokes while Jason Dufner is in third at 7-under, eight strokes off the lead. Those two and a handful of others should have an exciting battle for second place on Sunday.

The drama of who will win has been taken out of the equation barring an epic meltdown by Woods, a disqualification or some other occurrence that forces him to withdraw. Barring the unforeseen, Woods will cruise to his fifth win of the season. The victory will be Woods' 18th win in a WGC event. According to Justin Ray of ESPN, no other player has won more than three WGC events.

Here is a complete look at the leaderboard heading into Sunday's final round.

Place Player Score 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Total
1 Tiger Woods -15 66 61 68 195
2 Henrik Stenson -8 65 70 67 202
3 Jason Dufner -7 67 69 67 203
T4 Luke Donald -6 67 69 68 204
T4 Bill Haas -6 67 68 69 204
T4 Chris Wood -6 66 68 70 204
T7 Miguel A. Jimenez -5 71 69 65 205
T7 Keegan Bradley -5 66 68 71 205
T9 Adam Scott -3 73 68 66 207
T9 Zach Johnson -3 69 70 68 207
T11 Steve Stricker -2 71 67 70 208
T11 Rickie Fowler -2 67 71 70 208
T11 Richard Sterne -2 70 68 70 208
T11 John Merrick -2 72 66 70 208
T11 Bubba Watson -2 67 69 72 208
T11 Jim Furyk -2 67 69 72 208
T17 Phil Mickelson E 72 71 67 210
T17 Ian Poulter E 69 72 69 210
T17 Justin Rose E 69 72 69 210
T17 Martin Kaymer E 74 67 69 210
T17 Rory McIlroy E 70 71 69 210
T17 Ryan Moore E 66 74 70 210
T17 Hideki Matsuyama E 72 68 70 210
T17 Angel Cabrera E 72 68 70 210
T17 Jamie Donaldson E 70 69 71 210
T17 Harris English E 70 68 72 210
T17 Kiradech Aphibarnrat E 69 68 73 210
T28 Peter Hanson 2 70 72 70 212
T28 Matt Kuchar 2 72 71 69 212
T28 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 2 70 74 68 212
T28 Paul Lawrie 2 69 72 71 212
T28 Bo Van Pelt 2 71 73 68 212
T28 Francesco Molinari 2 70 70 72 212
T28 Webb Simpson 2 64 75 73 212
T28 Charl Schwartzel 2 74 74 64 212
T36 Brandt Snedeker 3 72 70 71 213
T36 Graeme McDowell 3 71 71 71 213
T36 Lee Westwood 3 71 71 71 213
T36 Ernie Els 3 71 72 70 213
T36 Michael Thompson 3 72 71 70 213
T36 Boo Weekley 3 73 70 70 213
T36 Nick Watney 3 71 72 70 213
T36 Paul Casey 3 70 70 73 213
44 Thorbjorn Olesen 4 73 69 72 214
T45 Richie Ramsay 5 73 69 73 215
T45 Matteo Manassero 5 71 70 74 215
T45 Branden Grace 5 70 75 70 215
T45 Stephen Gallacher 5 74 74 67 215
T49 Nicolas Colsaerts 6 72 70 74 216
T49 Russell Henley 6 72 69 75 216
T49 Dustin Johnson 6 72 69 75 216
T49 Sang-Moon Bae 6 73 73 70 216
T53 Brian Gay 7 72 70 75 217
T53 D.A. Points 7 73 69 75 217
T53 David Lynn 7 71 73 73 217
T53 Sergio Garcia 7 71 76 70 217
T57 Carl Pettersson 8 72 73 73 218
T57 Jonas Blixt 8 70 75 73 218
T57 Ken Duke 8 70 75 73 218
T57 Jason Day 8 74 72 72 218
T57 Martin Laird 8 77 70 71 218
T57 Shane Lowry 8 72 76 70 218
63 Mikko Ilonen 9 73 73 73 219
T64 Satoshi Kodaira 10 70 74 76 220
T64 Scott Piercy 10 68 77 75 220
T64 Billy Horschel 10 74 74 72 220
T64 Derek Ernst 10 73 76 71 220
T64 Kevin Streelman 10 76 73 71 220
69 Tommy Gainey 11 74 71 76 221
70 Brett Rumford 12 76 74 72 222
71 Toru Taniguchi 17 75 73 79 227
72 Daniel Popovic 22 79 77 76 232
73 Jaco Van Zyl 23 73 82 78 233

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