Tiger Woods is LEADING The Open in what would be one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time
Tiger Woods is on the verge of one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history as he leads the Open in the final round.
The 14-time major winner moved into the lead at Carnoustie in an absorbing final round on Sunday as he seeks to win his first major title since 2008.
Birdies at the fourth and sixth holes hoisted Woods to seven under par and left him just a shot behind rivals Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele before he moved into the lead.
Tiger Woods is on the verge of one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history as he leads the Open in the final round
Woods, playing at his first British Open since 2015, rolled back the clocks on Saturday with a sizzling 66, his best round at an Open since winning at a similarly parched Hoylake in 2006.
He won the last of his 14 majors a decade ago since when he has been written off after a battle with injuries and personal problems.
But in his traditional last-day red shirt he continued where he left off the previous day to pile pressure on those above him.
A deafening roar reverberated around the course when he sunk a long birdie putt on the fourth to move to within three of the lead along with playing partner Francesco Molinari.
Woods was the dominant player in the world until his personal life dramatically unravelled at the end of 2009.
The spotlight was thrown on his family life after he crashed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his home in Windermere, Florida.