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Tiger’s streak is nearing an end

Ogilvy holds the lead at Doral, and Woods’ winning streak is in jeopardy. He’s 5 shots back.


DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ unbeaten streak lives another day. Barring a big comeback, it’ll live for only one more day.

Geoff Ogilvy got to 17 under through nine holes and held a two-shot lead over Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh at the soggy CA Championship, which won’t finish until today because of a three-hour weather delay during the final round.

Furyk was 15 under through 10, Singh through nine. Retief Goosen and Graeme Storm were three shots back and Steve Stricker made a huge charge, shooting a final-round 63 to finish 13 under, four shots back of Ogilvy.

Play will resume at 8:30 a.m. today, when most intrigue will be pointed toward someone who likely won’t win.

World Golf Championship events are some of Woods’ favorites, given his 15 wins in 26 previous WGCs entering this week. Somehow, at Doral, he’s looked mortal. He hasn’t lost to anyone in months, yet when play was halted, he was tied for ninth, trailing Ogilvy by five.

Ogilvy’s last win was the 2006 U.S. Open. Woods missed the cut that summer at Winged Foot and has been on an absolute tear ever since, winning 16 of his last 26 official PGA Tour events and carrying winning streaks of seven straight appearances worldwide and five tournaments on tour into this week’s stop at Doral, a track where he’s prevailed each of the past three years.

Unless he pulls off a stirring comeback, all those streaks will end, meaning he’ll be a winner in only nine of his past 11 events heading into the Masters.

For anyone else, that’s a superhuman clip. For Woods, it’s become practically expected.

Players had about a 2 1/2 -hour break before starting the final round Sunday, and with more storms in the forecast, some wondered why they weren’t on the course earlier.

Instead, most players will finish today, when Woods will need a huge charge.

“It can be had,” Woods said.

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