Woods well placed, Els makes his move

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Updated: March 25, 2012

Tiger Woods held on to a one-shot lead after the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational despite a late-round stumble.

Four shots clear with five holes of his third round at Bay Hill to go, Woods looked in total control, but then out of nowhere followed a bogey with an out of bounds double bogey to see his cushion evaporate.

He eventually posted a one-under-par 71 to finish on 11 under par, one shot clear of Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, who also shot 71, and three shots ahead of Ernie Els and Ian Poulter, both of whom made significant moves on Saturday thanks to rounds of 67 and 68.

On the European Tour, Damien McGrane had established a narrow one-shot lead when play was suspended midway through the third round of the Hassan Trophy.

Manassero is tied with Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara, who is two under for his third round through 10 holes, while another Northern Irishman Michael Hoey is alone in fourth a further shot back after completing his third round and signing for a 65.