After a slow start on moving day at the British Open, Tiger Woods needed something to snap him out of his funk before he fell too far off the lead.

He found it on the sixth green.

Over his first five holes, Woods mixed two bogeys and three pars. After missing his first fairway of the day off the tee at six, Woods didn't seem likely to turn the tide on this hole. He dropped his second shot onto the green but his ball was still 60 feet away from the cup. That didn't matter. Tiger sunk the putt from long range for his third straight birdie on hole No. 6. Perhaps that woke Woods up as the 60-foot putt was one of three birdies out of his next four holes to end the front nine. He saved par on every hole except for one bogey on the back nine to finish even on the day (6-under for the tournament).

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Tiger enters Sunday in fourth place on the leaderboard behind Adam Scott, who took the lead at 11-under, along with Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell who are tied for third at 7-under.

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  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot off the first tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Rickie Fowler

    Rickie Fowler of the United States walks off the 11th tee eating a sandwich at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tom Watson

    Tom Watson of the United States plays a shot off the 14th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the fifth fairway at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks from the fifth tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot off the first tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Rickie Fowler

    Rickie Fowler of the United States plays a shot off the fifth tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tom Watson

    Tom Watson of the United States putts on the 14th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • British Open

    A marshall is silhouetted in front of a solar halo on the 11th fairway at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012. The ring around the sun is a fairly common weather phenomenon caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.

  • Bubba Watson

    Bubba Watson of the United States lines up a putt on the 15th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Bubba Watson

    Bubba Watson of the United States reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 16th hole at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Carlos Tevez

    Argentina and Manchester City soccer player Carlos Tevez and his wife Vanesa watch Andres Romero of Argentina and Mark Calcavecchia of the United States at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Matt Kuchar

    Matt Kuchar of the United States lines up a putt on the eighth green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson of the United States plays a shot onto the 18th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the sixth hole at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States takes a drink on the sixth fairway with his Joe LaCava at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States looks at his scorecard on the sixth green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the eighth fairway at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States walks to the 11th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    A boy tries to shake hands with Tiger Woods of the United States as he walks off the 11th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, right, shake hands on the 18th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club after their third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after putting on the sixth green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after putting on the sixth green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Brandt Snedeker

    Brandt Snedeker of the United States plays a shot out of the bunker on the 15th hole at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the 15th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the 15th hole at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot to the 18th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Thorbjorn Olesen

    Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark plays a shot off the 17th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the 13th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Thorbjorn Olesen

    Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark lines up a putt on the 15th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot off the 12th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after playing a shot off the 14th tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Saturday, July 21, 2012.