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Golf roundup: Bo Van Pelt flirts with 59

While Bo Van Pelt was flirting with a rare 59 in a third round that was close to impeccable until the last hole, Tiger Woods was getting increasingly frustrated with his mistakes at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Van Pelt had nine birdies in the first 12 holes, then had two more birdies on the par-71 Mines Resort and Golf Club course on Saturday, and only needed another one to join an elite club to go under 60. (Only five players have ever done it in a PGA Tour sanctioned event.) But he hit his approach into the greenside bunker and needed three putts, finishing with a double bogey for a 9-under-par 62 and a share of the third-round lead with Robert Garrigus at 16 under.

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