AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods has given himself a chance to win a 15th major championship.
After contending at both The Open and the PGA Championship last summer, Woods, 43, is in position to win the Masters for a fifth time after shooting 5-under-par 67 on Saturday at Augusta National.
Woods trails Francesco Molinari, Europe’s Ryder Cup hero, who won The Open last summer at Carnoustie while playing with Woods in the final group. Molinari also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month.
Woods tied for sixth when Molinari was second to Brooks Koepka at the PGA.
Woods has not won a major title since the 2008 U.S. Open. His last Masters victory came in 2005, when he defeated Chris DiMarco in a sudden-death playoff. Since then, Woods has seven top-6 finishes at the Masters.
Finau, who has one career PGA Tour victory, was one of three players to shoot 8-under-par 64 on Saturday. Never before had there been more than one 64 in a week at the Masters. In the third round this year, there were three.
Webb Simpson, who is at 9 under, also shot 64.