Sherwood's 15th Turns Into Amen Corner On Steroids

Never a simple shot, Sherwood's par-3 15th turned into a monster as a cold front moved through and put a mid-iron into player hands.

During round three of the final Northwestern Mutual Challenge at Sherwood, the all-carry-over-water one-shotter produced a pair of sevens and problems for the leaders.

Doug Ferguson reports:

Rory McIlroy had the low round Saturday of 68, and that included a double bogey on the par-3 15th, which was playing 193 yards from an elevated tee. Keegan Bradley and Steve Stricker each took a 7 on the par 3.

Johnson was one shot out of the lead when his 5-iron went into the creek, and it wasn't particularly close. He made double bogey. Woods hit 6-iron well to the left, and while he three-putted from long range for bogey, that was about par for the day.

"I thought Zach hit it perfect," Woods said. "He hit a little cut 5 and it was right on the flag. I mean, I thought it was the perfect flight to get there. I had a 6, and I knew that if my ball kicked up at all, it wasn't going to get there after seeing his ball get smoked at the end. So I went ahead and flipped it over to the left and bailed out."

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