O'Hair atop the leaderboard at Bay Hill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, March 28, 2009. (AP) -- Sean O'Hair survived a windy, rugged test Saturday at Bay Hill and wound up in the final group with Tiger Woods for the second straight year -- with one big difference.

This time, the tournament is in his hands.

Despite three bogeys in the last four holes, O'Hair had a 1-over 71 and a five-shot lead over Woods going into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods, the defending champion and a five-time winner at Bay Hill, was fortunate to be that close. He made bogey putts of 10 feet and 25 feet on the last three holes, the last one on No. 18 after Woods never found a shot that plugged into the bank of the lake.

O'Hair and Woods were part of a five-way tie after 54 holes last year, and Woods won with a 25-foot birdie on the last hole.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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