GULLANE, Scotland (Sporting Alert) — Leaders Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods are set for an interesting fourth round battle at the British Open Championships Sunday morning.
World No. 1 Woods enters the final round two shots behind Westwood, who will be hoping to end his long wait to win a Major at the end of the day on Sunday.
Westwood carded a one under par 70 on the third day of action to go to bed with his precious lead, but he knows that Woods will be a handful in the fourth round.
Woods started the day tied with Westwood on two under par 140 but fell behind with a 72 and is now tied with Hunter Mahan.
“Sunday the plan will be to make sure I don’t get in my own way mentally,” said the Englishman. “You just need to focus on the job in hand and believe you’re good enough.
“I played nicely today. I didn’t hit too many bad shots. My short game was sharp and I made some nice putts.”
Woods added some pressure to rivalry.
“I’ve got 14 of these things, and I know what it takes to win it,” he said.
Sunday’s battle he added: “I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the challenge of it.
“I’ve been in this position before, in the past five years, and I’ve been in that hunt and in that mix. I’m in it again. Hopefully tomorrow I can play well and win the tournament.”