Gore grabs lead at Wyndham; Woods 2 back


The crowds were following Tiger Woods all day, but the third round of the Wyndham Championship ended with another name atop the leaderboard. Here's how things look heading into the final round at Sedgefield Country Club, where Woods is two shots off the pace: 

Leaderboard: Jason Gore (-15), Tiger Woods (-13), Jonas Blixt (-13), Scott Brown (-13), Webb Simpson (-12), Paul Casey (-12), Brandt Snedeker (-12)

What it means: Woods began the day with a share of the lead, and took the top spot alone with a birdie on his first hole. But he stalled out a bit on the back nine, allowing Gore to take the lead heading into the final round with a number of players - including former champions Simpson and Snedeker - still within reach.

Round of the day: Gore birdied four of his first six holes en route to an outward 31, then added four more circles on his inward half. It added up to an 8-under 62, and when Gore rolled in a 7-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 it ensured that he would have the pole position heading into the final round.

Best of the rest: Blixt entered the week on the FedEx Cup bubble, but the Swede made a big move with a third-round 62. Blixt had nine birdies on the day, including five in a eight-hole stretch from Nos. 10-17, and he is now in position to both contend for the title and clinch a spot at The Barclays next week. 

Biggest disappointment: Playing alongside Woods is no easy feat, and Tom Hoge learned that the hard way. Entering the day with a share of the lead, Hoge didn't make a birdie on the front nine and shot a 2-over 72. At 9 under, he now trails by six shots with one round to go.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: The story, of course, is Woods. For the third straight day, he appeared both comfortable and confident, and he had a spot in Sunday's final pairing locked up before a three-putt on No. 18 that ended a streak of 28 holes without a bogey. Despite the hiccup, he remains in contention for what would be his first win in more than two years, and bring with it a spot in The Barclays.

Shot of the day: Woods appeared headed for his first bogey of the day on No. 10, but after a mediocre flop shot he rolled in a 24-foot par putt. The save maintained his clean scorecard and caused an eruption among the greenside gallery. 

Quote of the day: "It's a bit like snooker." - Blixt, commenting on the position play required around the cozy confines of Sedgefield.