Tiger Woods has arrived at the course today for his final round of the Tour Championship. The 42-year-old golfer is leading the tournament by three strokes heading into the final day.
Woods, a 14-time major champion, is looking to win his first PGA Tour tournament in more than five years. Woods last won an event in 2013.
Rory McIlroy will be playing in the final pairing with Tiger today. He says it's a dream come true.
“I dreamed as a little kid playing in the final group with Tiger in a big tournament,” McIlroy told reporters on Saturday. “He was the best in the world, of all time, and you dream of beating the best.
“But all I can do is worry about myself. It doesn't matter who it is I'm playing with. It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf in general that he's up there. But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without looking at other people. I have to go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough.”
Woods is 12-under for the tournament. He's three strokes up on McIlroy and Justin Rose.
The star golfer will be teeing off shortly after 2 p.m. E.T. He's already arrived at the course, though.
Of course, Tiger has his Sunday Red with him.
Woods spoke at length on Saturday about his game and how he's gotten to this point.
“I’ve gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it, I'm certainly more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through,” Woods told reporters. “It feels great to have worked my way into this spot. This has been a difficult setup. It's a golf course that's very easy to make bogeys, and it's difficult to make birdies. My game plan throughout the week has been very conservative.
“And occasionally I'll get hot for a couple holes and try and take advantage of it. It hasn't been real complicated.”
Woods knows what it's going to take to get a win today. He mostly just needs to avoid disaster.
“Simple math says that if I play a clean card, the guys behind me have to shoot 67 to force it into extra (holes)," Woods said. “That helps. I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help. That's a big difference.
“This is a spot I'd much rather be in than certainly four or five back.”
Tiger and Rory will be teeing off at 2:05 p.m. E.T. The final round will be on NBC.