Jacobson off to flying start

3/9/2013 6:54:00 PM
Fredrik Jacobson   (Getty Images)
Fredrik Jacobson (Getty Images)


Fredrik Jacobson gave final pairing Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell food for thought as they got their third rounds of the WGC - Cadillac Championship under way at Trump Doral.

Jacobson showed the additional wind at the Blue Monster course today would not prove an issue on the first hole.

Having hit his tee shot slightly right, the Swede produced a sensational three wood to eight feet and holed the subsequent putt to begin his round with an eagle, in the process moving alongside McDowell on 11 under.

Further down the leaderboard, Sergio Garcia had reached eight under having picked up two shots in his opening four holes, while Charl Schwartzel - whose 65 yesterday was matched only by Woods - was a shot better off following a birdie on one.

That left the South African four adrift of Woods, whose opening tee shot was in a decent position in the right intermediate rough; McDowell, meanwhile, found the middle of the fairway.