Lee Westwood Leads the British Open After Three Rounds


Andrew Redington/Getty Images(GULLANE, Scotland) —  If Tiger Woods wants to win his first major championship in five years, he’ll have to go through Lee Westwood.

Westwood birdied the 17th hole and will take a two-shot lead into the final day of the British Open Championship at Muirfield.  Overall, he shot a 70 to finish at 3-under 210 while playing alongside Woods.

Woods shot a 72 on Saturday and is currently tied for second with Hunter Mahan, whose 3-under-par 68 put him in the final group for the second straight major.

“It was a grind,” Woods said afterwards.  “With this golf course and the way it’s changed every day, different conditions … it will be interesting to see what they do (Sunday).”

Miguel Angel Jiminez was the leader after 36 holes but faded fast Saturday, shooting a 6-over 77 to take himself out of contention.

Play will wrap up on Sunday and a 2013 champion will be crowned.

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