Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Bryson DeChambeau survives playoff to win the Memorial Tournament

Bryson DeChambeau survives playoff to win the Memorial Tournament

That gave him a one-shot lead going into the final round, which features Woods in the mix at Muirfield Village for the first time in six years.

"Well, I was at 11 under par, and I had wasted a bunch of shots the last two days and I was 4 over par in the first round, " he said. I could have easily shot myself out of it.

Entering the week, Woods was sixth on Tour this season in third round scoring and 59 in terms of the final round.

"I hit the ball well enough to where shooting in the 60s could have been pretty easy if I had just putted normally".

Tiger Woods ignited the galleries at the Memorial Tournament in OH on Friday with a five-under par 67 but still has a lot of work to do if he is to catch the leading pair of Joaquin Niemann and Kyle Stanley, who top the leaderboard on 11-under 133.

A 90-minute weather day seemed to boring his momentum as the former world number one made pars on the next three holes but he snatched his fifth birdie at 15 before giving the shot back at the 17th to finish on a combined 139. "I wish I could have stayed up there at 11 under par". He plays beyond his years.

DeChambeau, 24, tops the leaderboard on 14-under 202 after a bogey-free third round at Muirfield Village Golf Club, with Chilean Joaquin Niemann (70), Patrick Cantlay (66) and Kyle Stanley (70) a shot back tied for second.

"I've had little building blocks along the way, and I keep getting a little bit better, a little bit more refined, and you see the results", Woods said.

Henrik Stenson (66) and Justin Rose (66) were among five at 137 with Dustin Johnson (66), Bubba Watson (67) and Adam Scott (66) also in contention at 138.

"I was releasing the putter beautifully early", Woods said, adding: "My toe was moving nicely". Rose is the only player of that group who has never been No. 1.

Justin Thomas shot 68 and tied for eighth in his debut at No. 1 in the world. He made birdie at the first, and the galleries went wild as he pulled within a few of the lead. "I've got to clean that up come this weekend and hopefully, I can get it going".

DUBLIN, Ohio - Another great display of ballstriking.

At least he has a chance. He had to settle for a 70 and made the cut on the number.

This was instead a slow bleed from close range, one 5-foot miss at a time.

Since his closing 64 at the Masters, Spieth has finished at least 12 shots behind the victor in his three tournaments and missed the cut in his final event before heading to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open.

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