Tiger Woods struggles, Els surges into lead at Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— TigerWoods struggled Saturday and Ernie Els took advantage, surging into the lead of the Dubai Desert Classic with a 7-under 65.
That doesn’t mean Els thinks he can sit on his one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson with Woods another three strokes back going into the final round.
Woods, who led after the first two rounds, missed putts, hit wayward drives and yelled at a photographer en route to a 73. He is at 7-under 209 and tied for fifth with five others.
Els had a bogey-free round, nailing an eagle on the 10th and adding five birdies to rise from fifth to first at 11-under 205. The South African has won the Dubai three times, in 1994, 2002 and 2005.