Tiger still confident despite late stumble
12 Aug 2012 11:44:23
Tiger Woods put on a brave face after dropping down the leaderboard at the PGA Championship during an interrupted third round.
The world number two started Saturday's third round with a share of the lead but bogeyed the fourth, fifth and seventh holes before stormy weather stopped play.
Woods, who is now at one-under overall and five shots behind leaders Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh at Kiawah Island, will have to resume his third round on Sunday and then play another 18 holes to complete the tournament.
But the 36-year-old claims he can still win his 15th major championship.
"I got off to a rough start today and couldn't get anything going," Woods said.
"I'll come back tomorrow morning and see what happens.
"There are a lot of holes left to play."
Pettersson, who also had a share of the lead before Saturday's third round, trailed McIlroy and fellow overnight leader Singh by two strokes when play was abandoned on Saturday.
The Swede remained positive about playing extra holes on the final day.
"Who knows, maybe we get calm conditions in the morning, and we've got more holes left than anybody else, so that might work to our advantage," Pettersson said.
However, American Bo Van Pelt, who is in the clubhouse at three-under, was pleased to have his score on the board.
Van Pelt is tied for fifth after carding a five-under 67 on Saturday.
"Obviously pleased," Van Pelt said.
"Five birdies, no bogeys, only missed one green, I think, one green I was on the fringe.
"I must have hit 16 or 17 greens out there, and I was obviously excited.
"I felt like I left a couple out there on the back nine.
"I was in good position but, all in all, really pleased."