Rochester, NY – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the top-two players in the world rankings, failed to make a move in Saturday's third round at the PGA Championship.
The duo combined to card three birdies in their third rounds. Woods had four bogeys and a lone birdie in a round of 3-over 73. Mickelson mixed two birdies, a triple bogey, a double bogey and five bogeys in a round of 8-over 78.
Woods ended three rounds at 4-over-par 214. The four-time PGA champion will likely go another major without a victory. His last major title was the 2008 U.S. Open.
He opened his round with bogeys at one and three. Woods rolled off seven straight pars from the fourth. He converted his only birdie of the day at the par-3 11th.
Woods parred the next four before stumbling to bogeys at 16 and 17. He left the course 13 strokes behind Jason Dufner's lead.
"It was hard for me. I didn't play very well today. I didn't hit it very good, didn't make anything, kept blocking every putt. So it was a tough day," Woods stated.
Mickelson traded a birdie for a bogey from the third. He faltered to a triple bogey on the seventh and dropped another stroke on No. 9.
The 2005 champion got one stroke back with a birdie on the 12th, but struggled to a double bogey on the 14th, then he bogeyed three of the last four holes to slide to 10-over-par 220 and next-to-last place.