Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory.

Tiger Woods watches hits from the third fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
CORRECTS TO EIGHTH GREEN INSTEAD OF 18TH GREEN – Tiger Woods chips to the eighth green during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six birdies in his opening seven holes, building as much as a five-shot lead before he cooled off for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in the Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods wipes his face while sizing up his shot from the seventh fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Tiger Woods hits from the first fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

He has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots.

Rory McIlroy hits from the seventh fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Rory McIlroy chips up to the first green during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Woods has never been in better position to show he’s all the way back.

Justin Rose hits from a bunker in the seventh fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Justin Rose watches his shot from off the first fairway during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

It will be the first time Woods and McIlroy (66) play in the final group Sunday on the PGA Tour.

Source: The Associated Press