Third round of the 2008 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods was three over for the day, and clearly playing with pain in his left knee, when he arrived at the par-5 13th. After a wayward drive and brilliant second shot, he holed a long putt for eagle. It was the start of one of the most incredible finishes of his career.
2 of 21Simon Bruty/SI
Rocco Mediate stayed loose early but he faltered with a double bogey on the par-4 15th hole.
3 of 21Robert Beck/SI
Mediate was rock solid early, shooting 34 on the front nine, but he came in with 38. He is alone in third at one under.
4 of 21Charlie Riedel/AP
Phil Mickelson hit four approach shots into the 13th green. Three rolled off the front, and the fourth stayed on. He made a quadruple-bogey nine.
5 of 21Charlie Riedel/AP
Jim Furyk shot two-over 73 on Saturday. He's five over for the tournament.
6 of 21Charlie Riedel/AP
Sergio Garcia shot his second consecutive 70 to improve to three over for the tournament.
7 of 21Al Tielemans/SI
Davis Love is playing in his 18th consecutive U.S. Open, but he had to qualify to get there.
8 of 21Robert Beck/SI
Miguel-Angel Jimenez is two over par.
9 of 21John Biever/SI
Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champ, is one over.
10 of 21Robert Beck/SI
England's Lee Westwood missed a short birdie putt on 18 that would have gotten him to three under. He is a shot behind Woods and in the final group on Sunday.
11 of 21Fred Vuich/SI
Woods struggled to get out of a bunker on Saturday, evidence that his knee was bothering him.
12 of 21Robert Beck/SI
Woods playing his third shot out of a bunker on No. 4. He made bogey and shot 37 on the front nine.
13 of 21Al Tielemans/SI
Woods elicited a deafening roar with the eagle at the 13th.
14 of 21Al Tielemans/SI
Woods, who had knee surgery on April 15, was clearly in pain, especially toward the end of the day. Asked after the round if his knee was getting worse, he replied, "Yes, it is."
15 of 21Robert Beck/SI
Woods bent over in pain after teeing off on the par-4 15th hole. He made par.
16 of 21Fred Vuich/SI
Woods thrilled the crowd again at the par-4 17th. His approach shot landed in thick grass between a bunker and the green, giving him an awkward stance with his weight on the painful left side. His chip took one hop and went in. Woods broke into sheepish laughter as caddie Steve Williams offered a hand.
17 of 21Robert Beck/SI
It was clear that Woods realized he'd gotten a few lucky breaks.
18 of 21John Biever/SI
Woods came to the 18th at one under, a shot behind Lee Westwood. He manufactured a cut shot to hit a fairway for the first time since the 10th hole. He followed that with another cut shot and hit the green. He rolled in the putt, left, for another eagle and a one-shot lead at three under.
19 of 21Al Tielemans/SI
Despite his heroic finish, Woods struggled early. His first tee shot went left and found the deep rough.
20 of 21Robert Beck/SI
Woods on the green at the first, where he made double bogey to start his day.