Published: Oct 08, 2011 11:59 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 09, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

SAN MARTIN, California (AP) - Tiger Woods had back-to-back rounds in the 60s for the first time since his season-opening tournament at the Open on Saturday.

Woods pulled within three shots of the lead at one point Saturday at CordeValle. But he made a mess of the par 3s and had to settle for a 3-under 68 to sit middle of the pack going into the final round.

The last time Woods broke 70 in consecutive rounds was at Torrey Pines last year.

This is his first PGA Tour event in seven weeks, and his last official PGA Tour event of the season. Woods saw a few bright spots in his round, but given the glorious conditions, he realized that a 68 was not nearly enough to make up much ground.