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A day after shooting 61, Tiger Woods maintains 7-stroke lead with a 68 at Bridgestone

Rickie Fowler watches his drive on the second hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
August 03, 2013 - 3:20 PM

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger 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.

He had a 15-under 195 total

Henrik Stenson was second after a 67.

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