With further delays pushing play back on Friday, an uninterrupted Woods was able to sign for a 69 to carry a six-shot lead over European Ryder Cuppers Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn going into the weekend.

On Saturday, in gusting winds, the tournament leader made public his gritty streak with a string of par saves. From six to 20ft, it didn’t matter. When he fought from the

lip of a bunker on the par-5 6th, the result was inevitable: he punched his approach to 10ft and sunk the birdie putt.

Even with a triple bogey on the 3rd hole, Woods was still able to compose himself and there were enough birdies in the tank to finish with a 71. The damage? Ten shots clear through 54 holes on eight-under-par.

Thomas Bjorn
Incredible. He is playing every shot like his life depends on it.

Ernie Els
It was awesome to watch. Whatever I say is going to be an understatement.