DUBLIN, Ohio – Ricky Barnes’ third-round 62 was not a course record, nor was it a historical first alongside Tiger Woods, but it was close.
Barnes became the third player to shoot 62 when paired with Woods in a PGA Tour event and just the second to beat the world No. 1 head-to-head with the round.
Paul Goydos went for 62 in the first round of the 1999 Byron Nelson Championship but Woods topped him by one stroke with his 61, and Jim Furyk shot a second-round 62 in 1998 at Doral to Woods’ 69.
“He knows it’s a special round, especially because it came with Tiger,” said Rory McIlroy, who carded his own 62 on Sunday to win last month’s Quail Hollow Championship.