Woodland carries 1-shot lead into final round of Hero World Challenge
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Gary Woodland posted a 4-under 68 in Round 3 of the Hero World Challenge to claim a one-shot lead with 18 holes remaining in the Bahamas.

The 35-year-old birdied his final two holes to steal the top spot away from Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who was already in the clubhouse at 12-under par.

Tiger Woods continued his climb into contention with an impressive 5-under 67 on Friday. He'll head into Saturday's final round facing a two-shot deficit.

However, the story of the day belonged to 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. The 29-year-old was handed a two-stroke penalty for sweeping sand away from behind his ball with practice swings on the 11th hole. The PGA Tour deemed he improved his line of play in the waste area, which led to a triple-bogey eight. Reed ended the round shooting 74 and sits alone in sixth.

Here's how the top of the leaderboard stands after Round 3:

Place Player To Par R3 Score
1 Gary Woodland -13 68
2 Henrik Stenson -12 68
T3 Tiger Woods -11 67
T3 Justin Thomas -11 67
T3 Jon Rahm -11 69
6 Patrick Reed -10 74 
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