Too bad they’re in the third group off in the morning, at 8:30 a.m. ET – and a dozen shots off the lead.
It’ll be the first time they’ve been paired in a third round since the 2013 U.S. Open. Their last weekend pairing in a stroke-play event was the final round of the 2018 Tour Championship, when Woods outplayed McIlroy, 71-74, on his way to winning for the 80th time on Tour. They also went head to head in the quarterfinals of the 2019 WGC-Match Play, another Woods victory. Woods won the Masters less than a month later.
In all, this will be the 14th tournament in which they’ve played together, either as a two-ball or threesome. In those meetings, McIlroy holds a slight scoring edge: 69.82 to 70.05.
Through two rounds at TPC Boston, Woods and McIlroy are at 3-under 139, 12 shots behind Dustin Johnson.