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Tiger Woods tied for lead in Abu Dhabi Championship

Tiger Woods fired a six-under par 66 Saturday. After three rounds, Tiger Woods is now tied with Britain's Robert Rock for the lead of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Tiger Woods watches his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship January 28, 2012.

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 A host of pinpoint golf shots and a deadly touch with the putter helped Tiger Woods to move within sight of his first victory in a full-field event for more than two years at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Saturday.

The former world No. 1 was kitted out in grey shirt and trousers but there was nothing grey about his game as he fired a sizzling six-under-par 66 to join Britain's Robert Rock (66) in a tie for the lead on 11-under 205.

Swede Peter Hanson returned the best round of the week, a 64, giving him a share of third place on 207 with world number three Rory McIlroy (68), fellow Briton Paul Lawrie (68) and Italian Francesco Molinari (66).

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There was a logjam at the top, with the leading 14 players separated by four shots.

 Woods, who ended a two-year title drought by winning last month's Chevron World Challenge limited-field event in California, refused to get carried away with his six-birdie display at the European Tour event.


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