Watson still leads, Woods has it all to do

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Updated: March 11, 2012

Despite some heroics from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.

Tied for the lead with England’s Justin Rose after the second round, Watson shot a five-under 67 at Doral’s TPC Blue Monster course to finish on 17 under par and take a very handy three-shot lead over Rose, who shot a 69, and fellow American Keegan Bradley, who went round in 66, heading into Sunday’s final round.

Tiger Woods (68) and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (65) both moved up the leaderboard and ended the day eight shots behind Watson, tied for eighth.

McIlroy shot a superb six-under 30 on the front nine, despite not gaining a stroke on either of the two par fives, but then made bogeys on the 14th and 16th holes, both par fours, to end with a seven-under round.