HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods shot a 1-over-par 73 Saturday in the third round of the British Open that included a triple bogey (at 7), a double bogey (at 2) and four birdies. He's at 3-over-par 219 for 54 holes, tied for 58th and 19 shots behind leader Rory McIlroy.

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"I've made a lot of mistakes," Woods said of only his second tournament since back surgery March 31. "I've made two doubles and two triples [overall], but on top of that, I've missed a lot of opportunities for birdies, and consequently I'm 3 over par."

Asked if that is attributable to the layoff, Woods said, "I'm starting to get the flow of the round, the flow of playing again. But still I've just made too many mistakes. You can't run up high scores like that and expect to contend, especially when the conditions are this benign. Most of the scores are 3 under par or better. I certainly didn't do that.''