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Tiger Woods, nauseous and without a voice, has best score of week with 3-under 69

  • Tiger Woods retches into a towel on the first tee during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods was apparently nauseous before and during the round.  (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

    Tiger Woods retches into a towel on the first tee during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods was apparently nauseous before and during the round. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods gathers himself during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods was apparently nauseous before and during the round.  (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

    Tiger Woods gathers himself during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods was apparently nauseous before and during the round. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods plays during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods lost his voice overnight and was nauseated before and during the third round at Isleworth. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

    Tiger Woods plays during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods lost his voice overnight and was nauseated before and during the third round at Isleworth. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods hasn't felt worse at the Hero World Challenge and yet produced his best score of the week.

Woods lost his voice overnight and was nauseous before and during the third round at Isleworth. But with birdies on his last three holes, he salvaged a 3-under 69 that brought him back to even par for the tournament.

He remains in last place among the 18-man field, the only player not under par.

Even so, the goal Saturday was to finish. Woods took a swig of water and threw up on the first hole. He says his fever finally broke and he slowly got back to normal, with both his health and golf game.

Woods hasn't played since Aug. 9 at the PGA Championship because of a back injury.