A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Tiger Woods started with brief run at the lead. Hideki Matsuyama ended Saturday at the Hero World Challenge headed for another victory.

Matsuyama, a winner in three of his last four tournaments, holed out for eagle with a wedge and kept his mistakes to a minimum at Albany on his way to a 7-under 65 that gave him a seven-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson.

Woods birdied his opening three holes and holed a 40-yard bunker shot at No. 5 to get within two shots of the lead. But he started missing fairways on the back nine, ended with a double bogey from the water on 18 and shot 70. He wound up 11 shots behind in 10th place.

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