Large crowds continued to flock to catch a glimpse of Woods, even as he battled to stay within shouting distance of the leaders Saturday.
Overnight leader Stenson emerged from the pack after duelling with Bryson DeChambeau on day three at Bay Hill, posting a one-under-par 71 in the PGA Tour event.
Four-time major victor McIlroy, who has dropped from the top of the rankings to 10th, said he felt "really positive" heading into the tournament.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rory McIlroy wondered Saturday if limiting alcohol sales might help curb some of the loud and abusive behavior he believes is getting worse at PGA Tour tournaments.
"I've got a chance; I'm five back and my responsibility is to go out and shoot a low one", Woods said. With his ball plugged near the side of the slip, he swung a little harder to make sure the shaft didn't get stuck banging into the side of the turf and holed a 20-foot par putt.
At least he knows the course, even if he hasn't been here in five years. Woods made good work on the par-5s for the second time this week, birdieing three of the four. Charley Hoffman, Rickie Fowler, Talor Gooch and South Korea's Byeong Hun An settled in at 8 under and a tie for sixth.
The eight-time Bay Hill victor Woods now shares fifth place with world No.7 Rickie Fowler.
"I've been up in the mix and let's hope for a different outcome tomorrow", Stenson said. I feel like over the last couple of months of 2017 into this year I sort of rediscovered my love for the game a little bit.
Stenson had four consecutive top-10 showings between 2013 and 2016 but has yet to win at Bay Hill.
It was clear early that this would be a struggle, especially when he ran a putt off the green and onto the fringe at No. 9 for this second bogey. He answered a bogey at 10 with birdies at the par-5 12th and 16th, only to miss the green at the par-3 17th on the way to bogey. McIlroy finished his round strongly with birdies on 16 and 18 to leave himself well positioned heading into Sunday.
In trademark fashion, 14-time major victor Woods refused to rule himself out of the contest as he chases a ninth victory at Bay Hill.
Woods was five shots behind.
Woods curled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to complete his day, cocking for a full-speed fist pump before adopting a mellow low-key finish.
Stenson, who had chances to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational two of the last three years, fought through a rugged stretch with par saves and made three birdies after the turn for a 3-under 69 on Friday.
The Chicago Bears needed all of two hours to decide on matching the Green Bay Packers' offer sheet for cornerback Kyle Fuller . Chicago also owned the right to match any offer from other teams, without any compensation coming its way if it were to pass.
The bill features Viola Desmond , a human rights icon whom you might remember from a Heritage Minute (below, in case you don't). She was required to receive cosmetology training in Montreal, Atlantic City, and one of Madam C.J.
The fun begins March 11, when the NCAA makes its announcement on the 68 teams that will have a chance to play for glory this year. The new team sheets also include the KPI, Ken Pomeroy, Jeff Sagarin, Strength of Record, and Basketball Power Index rankings.
Though Waymo has been testing its self-driving semis for a year now, they're not quite ready for the big leagues yet. Waymo is poised to change how we get a ride and now the company is focusing on how we get various goods.
Taylor Swift dropped the music video for the classic T-Swift ballad " Delicate " during the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night. While another wasn't quite so enamored, tweeting , "lorde needs to stop lying to taylor swift and telling her she can dance".
Should Arrieta return to his 2015 or 2016 form then the he will undoubtedly become the biggest steal of the offseason. The former Cy Young victor goes to Philadelphia, who have quietly spent a lot of money this winter.
However, the ratio goes up to 37% and the partnership becomes the largest economic bloc in the world if the US takes part. The deal will not take effect 60 days after it is ratified by at least six member countries.
Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his National Basketball Association debut with 1:19 left. Nick Young dropped 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes, starting against his former team.
With the legal tampering underway, I'd certainly expect Solder be connected to a numerous amount of teams, including the Texans. It's a good thing that Super Bowls aren't won in March because if that were the case, the Patriots would be in trouble.
This meeting assumes extra significance in the light of the United States under President Trump pulling out of the Paris accord. Macron will be in India from March 9 to 12 to strengthen the strategic partnership between India and France .
New Regulations on The Tobacco Industry
The Food and Drug Administration estimates its plan, first announced last summer , could push the USA smoking rate to 1%. It seemed to work to reduce addiction-but only with the groups smoking 2.4 mg of nicotine per cigarette or less.
Jets bring back McCown, close on Bridgewater
The New York Jets did not stop addressing the quarterback position after agreeing to re-sign veteran Josh McCown on Tuesday. Bridgewater, formerly a Minnesota Vikings starter, agreed to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen .
Toys R Us to close all 800 of its USA stores
There have been reports that the company had stopped paying suppliers some of whom are the biggest toy makers in the country. She thinks that Hasbro and Mattel will be best positioned to add more small- to medium-sized toy makers to their portfolios.
Google will be banning cryptocurrency ads from June onwards
The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given warnings severally on the need to follow the law while issuing ICOs. The move comes just months after Facebook cracked down on cryptocurrency advertising across its own social network .
Miley Cyrus sued for stealing lyrics
The suit claims the Jamaica-based songwriter, along with artist Michael May , wrote a song titled " We Run Things " back in 1988. According to court documents obtained by The Blast , Michael May (aka Flourgon ) sued the singer in federal court in NY .
Faf wants the ICC's disciplinary system overhauled
South Africa began the day clearly in the stronger position, but Australia were 41 runs ahead and still had five wickets in hand. AUSTRALIA'S constant chirping has backfired badly in Port Elizabeth , according to former Test spinner Gavin Robertson.
Putin on Russian Meddling: 'I Couldn't Care Less'
The book will go into detail on Russian interference in the election process and will go on sale on March 13, 2018. Asked if he thinks that the U.S. is regularly meddling in Russian affairs, Putin answered: "always".
Missouri policeman killed in shootout; suspect also dies
He was convicted of crimes including robbery in 1999, drug possession in 2009 and the latest charge of resisting arrest in 2013. Her bond was set at $25,000. "Our community has lost another public servant due to a police officer involved shooting".