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Tigers unlucky number 11 at Congressional

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AT&T NationalBETHESDA, Md. ' If it werent for the 11th hole, Tiger Woods would have a comfortable lead at his own tournament.
 
Woods is 4 over at the 489-yard, par-4 hole through the first three rounds, the victim of all sorts of calamities. On Friday, his sand shot hit the lip of the bunker on the way out, and on Saturday he found himself in two different traps on the left side of the green.
 
The first day I drove it right in the middle of the fairway and made bogey, Woods said. Yesterday I drove it in the right bunker and made bogey, and today I drove it from the left hill and made double.
 
So whats in store for Sunday?
 
'Tomorrow Ill probably hit wedge off the tee, Woods said with a laugh. And then Ill hit 3-wood and then hit a 5-iron on there, whatever.
 

 
STAR-SPANGLED PINS: The American flag, as most everyone knows, should never touch the ground. That made things a bit tricky for the caddies Saturday.
 
For the Fourth of July, the Blue Course at Congressional replaced the usual flag with the holes number with a miniature Old Glory atop the pin at every hole.
 
I was definitely more careful, said Mark Carens, who carried the bag for James Driscoll. You definitely thought about it more than you normally do.
 
Inevitably, there were going to be mishaps. Bill Harke, the caddie for Peter Lonard, reacted quickly when he accidentally dropped the pin on the 15th green.
 
It just slipped out of my hand and hit the ground, Harke said. It wasnt on the ground long. I knew it was bound to happen ' I was going to let one hit the ground.
 

 
NOT YOUR EVERYDAY DUO: The 1:10 p.m. pairing featured the U.S. Open champion and the U.S. Amateur champion, and they nearly matched each other stroke-for-stroke.
 
Lucas Glover, who took the Open title this month at Bethpage, finally pulled ahead of Amateur winner Danny Lee with a 19-foot birdie putt at No. 17. Glovers 68 and Lees 69 kept them both in the top 10 on a tight leaderboard.
 
Lucas is such a great guy and really nice and really relaxed, and he just talked like my friend and was really nice to me, Lee said. He played awesome, too. I think we both played awesome today.
 
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