It was shifting day at The Memorial – and Tiger Woods did simply that.
Woods fired a third-round 68 on Saturday and at one level tied for the lead at the occasion he has gained 5 occasions in his profession. But he completed the third spherical at 9-under par and in a tie for eighth place (as of three:45 p.m. ET).
Two three-putt bogeys in his final three holes doomed what would have been a pristine spherical.
But the highest of the leaderboard was packed, highlighted by names like Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy (along with Tiger). McIlroy shot an Eight-under 64 on Saturday to climb 57 locations and was tied for 12th
Here’s a blow-by-blow look at Woods’ spherical and some different highlights:
HOLE 18 – Par Four
Tiger’s drive on 18 discovered the green (once more) and his method landed practically 32 ft from the cup. His big-bending, downhill birdie putt rolled just a few ft previous the cup. But his par putt lipped out of the cup, a disappointing end after a reasonably stellar spherical of golf. Woods finishes with a 68 on the day and sits at 9-under par total and at present in a tie for eighth place.
HOLE 17 – Par Four
Tiger performed No. 17 simply fantastic, going from the tee field to the green to the inexperienced and two putts later, he’s in for par. Still at 10 below and at present tied for fourth.
HOLE 16 – Par Three
Tiger performed it secure off the tee to keep away from the water on No. 16 however left himself over 45 ft for birdie. But that birdie try went awry and he was left with a prolonged par putt that he missed. He tapped in for a three-putt bogey and he slides again to 10 below and in a tie for fourth place.
HOLE 15 – Par 5
Tiger performed the par 5 effectively, sticking his third shot from 106 yards to 14 ft from the cup. He drained the bending putt, gave a strong fist pump and moved to 11 below for the match and right into a tie for the lead.
Patrick Cantlay and Justin Rose have charged into the lead. Both are at 11 below whereas Joaquin Neimann bogeyed No. Three to fall again to 10 below, becoming a member of Tiger Woods, Kyle Stanley and Whee Kim (6 below within the third spherical) in second place.
HOLE 14 – Par Four
Tiger had an opportunity to tie for the lead at No. 14. He spun his method all the best way again to below 4 ft from the cup. But his birdie try slid previous the cup — and really rolled farther from the cup than he was initially. He wasn’t completely satisfied (duh), however he calmed himself sufficient to drill the putt for par. He’s nonetheless at 10 below total and tied for second.
TIGER TIED FOR SECOND
Kyle Stanley bogeyed No. 2 and slid again to 10 below as effectively, shifting Tiger right into a tie for second place. That additionally leaves Joaquin Niemann alone at the highest. He’s simply 19 years outdated.
HOLE 13 – Par Four
Tiger’s string of pars on the again 9 continues. After a drive into the green, Tiger’s method left him over 30 ft for birdie. He two-putted from there and stayed one again of the leaders in third place at 10-under par.
HOLE 12 – Par Three
Tiger discovered the bunker on his tee shot on No. 12, a 184-yard par Three. His shot from the sand nestled to simply over 4 ft from the cup and he drilled the putt for par to stay at 10 below total and in third place.
TIGER BREAK – LEADERS ARE OFF
A fast break from Tiger for the next:
– Leaders Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann have began the third spherical and each received off to strong begins with pars on No. 1. They share the lead at 11-under par, only one shot forward of Tiger.
– Rory McIlroy shot an Eight-under 64 on Saturday to cost into (at present) a tie for seventh place at Eight-under par for the match.
– Phil Mickelson went out in 32 to get to eight below as effectively however bogeyed No. 10 to slip again to 7 below for the match (by means of 14 holes at the moment) and in a tie for 18th.
– Rickie Fowler shot a 68 on Saturday to climb to 7-under par total (T-18 at present).
HOLE 11 – Par 5
This gap kick-started Woods’ second spherical after he holed out for eagle to an enormous roar from the gallery. But no such luck at the moment. His third shot from 99 yards settled simply behind the cup and left him about 12 ft for birdie. Woods left the putt for birdie simply quick and he tapped in or par. Still 5 below on the day and 10 below for the match and in third place by himself.
HOLE 10 – Par Four
Tiger’s begin to the again 9 was much like his opening holes of the day. This time he discovered himself simply off the sting of the inexperienced after his method and he chipped it simply previous the outlet. His four-foot putt for par discovered the underside of the cup. He stays at 10 below total and in third place behind Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann. The leaders tee off at 1:50 p.m. ET.
HOLE 9 – Par Four
Tiger’s iron play continues to be stellar. After a drive that left him 126 yards from the green, he spun a wedge again to simply about 4 ft from the cup. His birdie try drops within the gap and he makes the flip in 31, 5 below on the day and 10 below for the match and in third place by himself.
HOLE Eight – Par Three
Tiger had one other probability at birdie on No. Eight however misfired on a putt from just below 13 ft from the cup. He settles for a tap-in par. He’s nonetheless Four below on the day and 9-under par for the match (T-Three).
TIGER BREAK: PHIL IS ON FIRE
Phil Mickelson has birdied 5 of his final six holes and has climbed to eight below for the match and makes the flip in a tie for fifth place.
HOLE 7 – Par 5
Tiger takes benefit of the second par 5 on the entrance 9. He was once more within the fairway off the tee and blasted his method from 252 yards onto the again of the inexperienced however greater than 50 ft from the cup. From there he two-putted to card a second consecutive birdie (after an eagle on No. 5) and now sits at 9-under par for the match, simply two photographs out of the lead (T-Three).
HOLE 6 – Par Four
Tiger’s transfer has formally began. He drilled a 300-yard drive into the green at No. 6 and caught his method shot to simply below 10 ft from the pin. His putter will get right into a groove and he once more drills it, carding a birdie to get to Three-under par on the day and eight below total (T-5). Here we go …
HOLE 5 – Par 5
Woods lastly will get the putter happening his first par 5 of the day. His drive once more discovered the fitting aspect of the green and his method from 237 yards out settled practically 14 ft from the cup. And lastly Tiger hits a putt from distance, drilling the eagle putt to get to 2 below on the day and seven below total (T-13).
HOLE Four – Par Three
Tiger’s iron play is trying good early within the third spherical, however his placing continues to betray him. His tee shot on No. Four lands inside 15 ft of the cup, however he misses one other birdie putt and settles for par — once more. A irritating begin for Tiger, I am certain. He’s even on the day however is sliding down the leaderboard and is now T-36 at 5 below total.
HOLE Three – Par Four
Once once more, Tiger finds the green off the tee and hits it shut on his method from 139 yards out, sticking it to simply over eight ft from the outlet. But as soon as once more, his putter cannot convert as he misses the birdie try. He faucets in for a 3rd consecutive par and stays at 5 below total (T-34).
HOLE 2 – Par Four
Tiger once more discovered the green with his drive on No. 2 and his method shot was a bit extra dialed in, knocking it to inside 12 ft of the cup. His birdie putt simply missed so he faucets in for an additional par. He’s even on day by means of two holes and nonetheless 5 below (T-33) for the match.
HOLE 1 – Par Four
Tiger begins his third spherical with a drive into the green, however his method to the inexperienced was lengthy and left and landed within the green-side bunker. His sand shot nestled inside Four ft of the cup and Tiger drained the putt for par. That’s a strong begin regardless of the wayward method shot. He’s even on the day and at -5 for the match, at present in a tie for 32nd place.