Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. Tiger, 62 to 72, That's Golf. December 07 2013

Tiger shot 62 yesterday at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, but evened that out with a par round of 72 today. Quite the Challenge Tiger Woods / Getty Images Tiger still leads the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge event, despite his par 72 round today, -11 under par was good enough to hang on, in a wet and very blustery Sherwood Country Club golf course. It was really the putter that was suspect again. Tiger commented on Zach's unlucky iron shot; "I'm pleased at having the lead, not real pleased with the way I putted today. I left a few out there today. I thought Zach hit it perfect, he hit a little cut 5 and it was right on the flag. I mean, I thought it was the perfect flight to get there. I had a 6, and I knew that if my ball kicked up at all, it wasn't going to get there after seeing his ball get smoked at the end. So I went ahead and flipped it over to the left and bailed out." Zach Johnson is two shots back in second place with a sore of -9 under par, he also had an even par round, thanks mainly to an errant  5-iron approach that went into the creek, he was one shot out of the lead at the time; "I didn't take myself out of it." Bubba Watson had a -3 under par 69, to finish the day in third place at -7 under par for the tournament, four shots behind the lead. "This golf course is very difficult, right now, there's a pretty good player leading. He's won here before. He knows this golf course pretty well. But I'm just going to come out there and play. I've shot under par my last few rounds. I want to keep doing that. If I can shoot in the 60s, give myself a chance, we'll see what happens." In the old days you would call this tournament done and dusted, Tiger with a two shot going into the final day, but these days it's not quite so true.