The knee surgery cast doubts on that, but after today's round, Tiger looks poised to capture his third Open. A lot can happen between now and Sunday afternoon, but I wouldn't want to bet against him. Only on the back nine (actually the front nine of the course, but the back nine for Tiger) did he begin to look like his old self, and if he can maintain that play for two more days, it's all over.
It would be just another amazing chapter to add to the greatest story in the long history of the sport. (Photo credit: Richard Hartog, Los Angeles Times)