Saturday, April 10, 2010

Westwood Moves Ahead In Masters

Lee Westwood has taken a three-stroke lead midway through the third round at the Masters while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson struggle to keep pace.

Westwood shot a 3-under par 33 on the front side Saturday to move to 11-under par, three ahead of playing partner Ian Poulter, who had an up and down first nine holes.

Mickelson was 8-under par for a time but a bogey at the 10th hole dropped him three behind the virtually error-free Westwood.

Woods made an early run with birdies at the second and third holes but then made three bogeys in four holes, dropping down the leader board. He could be heard on television swearing at himeself for mistakes he made.

Hunter Mahan was making a strong move, getting to 6-under par and into a tie for fourth place through 13 holes.