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Tiger Woods Is Mounting A Charge Through 9 Holes At The British Open On Saturday

Tiger Woods in his back swing.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 13th hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods began his quest for another major this week, and through two rounds, he kept himself in contention enough to make the cut and play the weekend. Now, on Saturday, it looks like he's starting to make a bit of a charge up the leaderboard.

Woods, after shooting par each of the first two days, is three under par through the first nine holes on Saturday. He's birdied the fourth hole, the sixth hole and the ninth hole and parred the rest. He doesn't have any bogeys yet on the day.

Woods has a long ways to go - he's still three shots behind the leaders and players are scoring well today. That can change obviously, due to weather, but he probably needs to get to around six under par to be a real threat on Sunday.

Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson are both six under and have yet to tee off on Saturday.

Woods, who is now 42 years old, is looking for his 15th major victory - and his first since 2008. Injuries, marital issues and a brief stint in rehab have derailed his pursuit of passing Jack Nicklaus for the most major victories of all-time.

Woods will need to play nearly perfect the final 27 holes to emerge with a victory this weekend. Carnoustie isn't playing particularly difficult - at least not Saturday - so his margin of error is very small.

Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and a number of golf's other top names are also part of the leaderboard. It should be a great finish on Sunday.