Even when Tiger Wood is just good, he's capable of distancing himself from everyone else.
Woods followed one of the best rounds of his life with a solid 2-under 68 on Saturday in the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational, giving him a seven-shot lead and setting him up for a remarkable eighth victory at Firestone Country Club.
Unlike in a second-round 61 that could easily have been a 59 or even lower, Woods didn't recover from all of his errant shots. He bogeyed the ninth, 14th and 16th holes, failing to bounce back from mediocre shots.
Yet he still was good enough to put himself in position for yet another lopsided victory, one that will likely mark him as the player to beat next week in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
Woods was at 15-under 195.
He began the third round with a seven-shot lead after rounds of 66 and the career-best 61 -- the fourth time he has gone that low, also matching the tournament record originally set by Jose Maria Olazabal in 1990.