|Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson:PGA.com|
(Story reported by Rusty Miller-Associated Press)
AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods logged another miserable round and then all but conceded the No. 1 spot in the world to Phil Mickelson.
In the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, Woods had five bogeys, a double-bogey and two birdies in a 5-over 75. He is 11 over — his worst score in relation to par through 54 holes since turning professional in 1996.
Woods, whose personal life has been in tatters since revelations of infidelity last November, has been the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world for more than five years. But Mickelson can overtake him with a high finish — something that Woods fully expects.
"Well, if Phil plays the way he's supposed to this weekend, then he'll be No. 1," Woods said after completing third-round play at Firestone Country Club.
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