Vijay Singh dropped his driver in disgust at the top of his backswing, thinking he'd hit into the lake on the left side of the 11th fairway.
But instead of dropping in the water, the ball skipped along the bank and he walked off the par-5 hole with a two-putt birdie.
Singh wasn't as fortunate with some errant shots to the right, making two late bogeys en route to a 3-under 68 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Canadian Open. He is at 12-under 201 total.
"I thought I played better than a 68," Singh said. "I made a lot of mistakes that I normally wouldn't, but that's the way golf is. You know, you get good breaks out there as well."
Steve Allan and John Mallinger, the second-round leaders at 10 under, were second after a pair of 70s.
Allan took a share of the lead to the par-4 18th, but bogeyed.
Inkster eyes history
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - Juli Inkster shot 3-under 69 for a two-stroke lead and Michelle Wie ballooned to 84 after the third round of the Evian Masters.
Inkster, 47, is vying to become the oldest player to win an LPGA Tour event. She finished at 6-under 210 on a tough day because of swirling winds and difficult greens. Only seven players broke par.
"I'm driving the ball well, I hit good irons and good wedges and I'm putting good," said Inkster, who had five birdies.
Jang Jeong is second after a 72.
Wie, 17, had the worst round of the day, shooting 12-over par to languish in 69th place. She had four double bogeys, five bogeys and one birdie in her round.
If Inkster wins today, she'll top JoAnne Carner, who won the Safeco Classic at 46 in 1985.
SENIOR BRITISH OPEN: Tom Watson showed flashes of his vintage links mastery with a 1-under 70 at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland, to put himself within one shot of leader Stewart Ginn after three rounds. Watson is a contender to win the title for the third time (2003 and 2005). Ginn shot 69 and stands at 3-under 210. Former British Open champion Mark O'Meara is three strokes back after a 70.
U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR: Fifteen-year-old Cory Whitsett of Houston won 8 and 7 over Anthony Paolucci in Augusta, Mo., to become the second lefty to win in 60 years.
U.S. JUNIOR GIRLS: Fourteen-year-old Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., beat Ayaka Kaneko 4 and 3 in Lakewood, Wash., to become the fourth-youngest winner.