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Tiger Woods Finishes Strong At Memorial

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Martin Kaymer

Scott leads the elite field for iron play while recording his lowest ever 54-hole total at Ohio's Muirfield Village to sit just two strokes behind leader Martin Kaymer.

They were at 9-under 135.

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But he stalled with a double bogey on the 10th, where he drove into a fairway bunker and his first attempt to blast out hit the lip and dropped back in. Woods had to settle for a 72.

"I'm just going to play as good as I can tomorrow", Scott said.

Tiger Woods started his final round at The Memorial several shots back of the leaders, and the 15-time major champion is still mostly out of contention, but he's off to quite the start. So he went out and birdied the 16th, too, and then almost the 17th.

With the benefit of hindsight, given who won, I can't really complain about the outcome of the Memorial Tournament. 'Over the past three months I've tried to be more calm on the course, and I don't see many weaknesses in my game right now, ' said Kaymer, whose last win came at the US Open in 2014.

"Each day I got a little more crisp".

"It's just distraction, stimulation for your brain, just not thinking, not being there", he said. He's the No. 15 player in the world and has finished in the top 10 at each of the first two majors of 2019. But that was only his second bogey through 36 holes.

No matter. For every birdie he made, Kaymer added another. I got a few mistakes and didn't keep the card as clean as I'd like.

Justin Rose made the biggest move of the way. And then Rose strung together six consecutive 3s on his card, especially impressive because two of them were par 5s. He chipped in for birdie several times, and needed to based on some of the spots he was leaving himself.

Cantlay, a former No. 1 amateur in the world whose career was slowed by a back injury so severe he thought he might not return, had a chance to win the Memorial previous year when he took a two-shot lead into the back nine and then failed to make another birdie, missing a playoff by one shot.

Woods watched the whole thing and was mostly stuck in neutral.

Tiger Woods felt he never got going during the second round of the Memorial Tournament on Friday. I wanted to get to double digits (under par) today and I did.

No shot did more damage than his 5-wood to the par-5 15th, where it sailed to the left, the one place he couldn't afford to miss. "I didn't really get anything going today".

At least he's still playing.

She and Liu, who forged their friendship when both played on the Duke University golf team that won the 2014 USA collegiate title, were tied on seven-under 206, one stroke in front of Americans Lexi Thompson and Jaye Marie Green and 36-hole leader Mamiko Higa of Japan.

Matsuyama chipped in for birdie from the rough just off the 18th green to cap off his round.

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