GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Vijay Singh had a lot of company on the Buick Open's all-star leaderboard.
The Fijian shot 7-under 65 during the third round Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over John Daly and a three-shot advantage over Tiger Woods.
"I think it's more exciting for the fans," Woods said. "As a player, especially at this event, you just have to go out and make birdies."
Woods shot bogey-free 66 but lost ground to Singh on one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour. Woods was three back with Carlos Franco (67).
Singh and Daly, who also had 66, are in today's final group behind Woods and Franco.
Singh, the second-round co-leader who moved to 18 under, has won the past six tournaments he has led after 54 holes. Woods has won three events when entering the final round behind by at least three shots. Both have a chance to become the first to win multiple Buick Open titles in nearly four decades. Woods won at Warwick Hills two years ago, and Singh won in 1997.
Jim Furyk (70) and Billy Andrade (73), the other second-round co-leaders, each fell off the pace.
CHAMPIONS: First-round leader Peter Jacobsen followed his 6-under 65 in the first round with 70 to tie Craig Stadler for the lead at the U.S. Senior Open in St. Louis. Jose Canizares, who birdied the last three holes for 68, was one behind at 6 under.
Jay Haas, Tom Kite, Fuzzy Zoeller, Bob Gilder and D.A. Weibring were 5 under, and the tour's top money winners, Gil Morgan and Hale Irwin, were 4 under.
Some of the tour's biggest names are within striking distance, and Jacobsen faces uncharted territory in his recovery from arthroscopic hip surgery three months ago.
Because rain washed out play Friday, the tournament finishes with 36 holes today.
EUROPEAN PGA: Second-round leader Luke Donald shot 3-under 69 to extend his lead to three after three rounds of the Scandinavian Masters in Loddekopinge, Sweden. Donald was at 13-under 203 and could have taken a bigger lead into the final round if not for bogeys on the final two holes. Peter Hanson was at 206 after a third-round 68.