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Vijay Singh in the van

GRAND BLANC (MICHIGAN), AUG. 1. Vijay Singh shot a third-round best 65 for an 18-under 198 on Saturday and a two-stroke lead over John Daly, who shot a 66, at the Buick Open.

Singh has won the last six tournaments he's led after 54 holes.

Tiger Woods started the day trailing by two shots, and despite six birdies and no bogeys, he fell another shot back with a 66 and is tied for third with Carlos Franco at 15 under. Daniel Chopra (66) is one more stroke behind.

Defending champion Jim Furyk and Billy Andrade, who shared the second-round lead with Singh, struggled.

Unlike many in the field, they didn't take advantage of the perfect scoring conditions on one of the easier courses on the PGA Tour.

Furyk shot a 70, and fell into a tie for sixth. Andrade was 1 over and will start the final round on Sunday tied for 11th.

Singh, who trails only Woods and Ernie Els in the world rankings, has three victories this year and ten top-10 finishes.

But since winning consecutive tournaments three months ago, he has just two top-five finishes and was tied for 28th at the U.S. Open and 20th at the British Open. — AP

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