"Oh yeah," Tiger Woods said when he was asked if he likes his position on the leader board. At the time, he was three shots out of the lead. At the moment, he is two behind Englishmen Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood (the latter just double bogeyed 14).

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         Woods is right there. You have to make him the favorite, although he's not a cinch. He didn't make any birdies on hholes other than par 5s today. And those two top guys are tough contenders.

          He did acknowledge what we all had been guessing, that he is wearing the shades because of the pollen. It has been a beautiful week at Augusta, but brutal on the allergies.