Gary Woodland made a 65-foot eagle putt and finished with a birdie for a 5-under 68 to keep his three-shot lead in the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

Rory McIlroy starts the new year playing in the final group after a 68.

They were tied late in the third round when McIlroy missed birdie chances at the par-5 15th and had to scramble for par on the 16th. In the group behind him, Woodland made his long eagle putt to regain the lead.

He was at 17-under 202.

Marc Leishman, who made a double bogey on Thursday and a triple bogey on Friday, eliminated big numbers and had a 68. He was four behind.

Gary Woodland flips his ball after saving par on the third green during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Gary Woodland flips his ball after saving par on the third green during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Marc Leishman waves after making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Marc Leishman waves after making his birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Bryson Dechambeau hits from the third tee during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Bryson Dechambeau hits from the third tee during the third round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Saturday, Jan. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Source: The Associated Press