Tiger losing ground on lead at Memorial

06 June, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama

Joaquin Niemann made an 8-foot birdie putt on his final hole to share the lead with Kyle Stanley in the Memorial.

Five-time Memorial victor Tiger Woods also finished strong, fighting back from four-over through seven holes to post an even par 72.

South Korea's Byeong Hun An sits a shot further behind after a flawless 69, picking up birdies on the 13th, 15th and seventh for fifth, while England's Justin Rose is two shots further back in sixth - also carding 69 but with three bogeys on the back nine along with six birdies.

A 90-minute weather day seemed to tiresome 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.

DUBLIN, Ohio-The cheers kept coming across Muirfield Village, even after Tiger Woods was done making another run up the leaderboard at the Memorial. He was six behind.

He energized the crowd, too, with a brilliant eagle on the par-5 11th at Muirfield Village, a place where he's won five times.

"I want to play well in front of my family", he said.

"I haven't had great finishes here, so the expectation of me playing is a little bit different this year".

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"I know I shot 68 today, but again, that's probably the highest score I could have possibly shot", said Woods, who was five shots behind. And then he three-putted two of the last three holes, missing a par putt just over 3 feet on the 18th, and all he had to show for it was a 68. "I play beautifully actually". "If I just make a few more putts like I did earlier in the year, when I was putting really well, you put those two together, then we'll have something".

In his front-nine 31, Woods had an eagle and three birdies. That's just human nature but when you have a guy as good as Tiger is and as competitive as he is, he'll break through that barrier and I would not be surprised to see Tiger win this week.

The trio were tied on seven-under par 65 in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event at Muirfield Village.

"It's weird to say but this is my first (weather) delay this year and coming back to competition and I was a little bit anxious how my back would feel, and I was hoping the delay wouldn't be that long. I feel like when I get in contention that I know I can seal the deal and play well under pressure and that's what this game's all about".

Rory McIlroy faced a long afternoon anxious wait having posted a second round 70 to be right on the then cut-off mark of level par. DeChambeau turned in a bogey free six under round of 66. Many of them lingered at the 18th green after spending much of the final round as if this might be the day Tiger Woods returned to winning.

He missed birdie chances of 6 feet, 4 feet and 7 feet, and then missed from 3 feet for par on the 17th that left him exasperated.

Justin Thomas shot 68 and tied for eighth in his debut at No. 1 in the world.

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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