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(NEWSER)– Yesterday's numbers were pretty dismal for Tiger Woods: At the close of the third round of the Hero World Challenge, he sat in last place, 20 strokes off the lead. Perhaps worse, notes USA Today, he was playing sick, twice vomiting and sweating hard.

"It wasn't easy," Woods said, adding that he's on antibiotics for the sickness, which took hold Thursday. "I fought hard. It's all I had." He said he didn't consider withdrawing from the tournament, which benefits his foundation. "I like to compete. If I can go, I'll go. I wasn't in pain, I was just under the weather." He pulled out a 3-under-par for his efforts, adds ESPN, his best showing of the tourney. It's his first competition in four months.

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