Cabrera, Perry Outpace Tiger by 7 Strokes

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 11, 2009 7:05 PM CDT
Cabrera, Perry Outpace Tiger by 7 Strokes
Angel Cabrera of Argentina waves to the gallery after finishing his third round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry are proving they can handle the pressure on golf's biggest stage. Cabrera made three birdies on the back nine today and scratched out an important par on the final hole at the Masters for a 3-under 69. Perry finished with five straight pars for a 70 to join the Argentine in the lead. Meanwhile Tiger Woods shot a 2-under 70 to fall behind the leaders by seven strokes.

"I didn't shoot a 64 or 63 today," Woods said. "Well, actually I did. I just had to play a couple of more holes after that." While Woods struggled, Cabrera and Perry were at 11-under 205, the lowest 54-hole score at the Masters since the course was supersized 7 years ago. They have a two-shot lead over Chad Campbell, who led briefly on the back nine until he blundered with a double-bogey on the 16th hole. (More Tiger Woods stories.)

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