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Masters 3rd Round: Tiger Overcomes Penalty, Still in Contention

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

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    Tiger Woods holds up his ball after putting out on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Not even a two-shot penalty in the second round could keep Tiger Woods from remaining in contention for his fifth Masters championship of his career.

Woods was penalized April 13 after officials reviewed and discovered he made a violation on the 15th hole of the second round played on April 12. Tiger’s original stroke on the 15th hole hit the flag pole and bounced in the water. He then committed a violation when he took his penalty drop two yards behind where he was required to re-swing from.

The two-shot penalty caused him to fall from seventh place to 19th place, but he made his way back into the top seven after scoring two-under-par 70 in the third round played on April 13. He sits in a tie with Tim Clark for seventh place with a total score of 213 through three rounds of play.

American golfer Brandt Snedeker is tied for the lead with Argentinean golfer Angel Cabrera. They both have a total score of 209 through round three.

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