TPC is Fast and Hard and Dry


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods said his putt at the 17th island hole Saturday was a delicate downhill adventure off the back slope.
'I joked with [caddie] Stevie [Williams], `Thank God I'm wearing spikes, it's slippery,'' Woods said.
Woods was in a good mood after posting a 70 at The Players Championship to move to 6-under 210. That put him four shots off the lead as he signed his scorecard with the leaders coming back to him. The biggest final-round comeback in the history of The Players is five shots, engineered by Justin Leonard in 1998.
Woods scrambled hard again Saturday, duplicating Friday's numbers with only seven fairways hit and 11 greens in regulation.
'It's playing like a major championship,' he said. 'It's fast and hard and dry like a major.'