PGA Tour: Tiger Woods joined by Adam Scott in contention
A DISASTROUS 18th hole double-bogey ruined Jason Day’s title charge but Adam Scott is delicately poised to challenge on the final day of the Memorial Tournament. Scott is joined on the contenders list by a dialled-in Tiger Woods.
Jacob PolychronisFOX SPORTSJune 3, 20188:38am
FORMER Masters champion Adam Scott is in contention for the USPGA Memorial Tournament after shooting a faultless round on day three.
The Australian carded a bogey-free, two-under 70 to move to eight-under for the tournament — six shots back from leader Bryson DeChambeau.
He was briefly joined on eight-under by countryman Jason Day, but a double bogey on the 18th all but ended the 30-year-old’s hopes at his home course for another year.
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Former world No.1 Day struggled to build momentum on day three, after two impressive opening rounds of 68.
Those rounds were littered with birdies, whereas he only carded two on Saturday afternoon.
His late collapse left the Australian flag to Scott to fly, who closed his round with nine consecutive pars.
Scott — who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since March 2016 — is in a ten-way tie for 11th, which includes Rory McIlroy.
One shot ahead of that group is Tiger Woods, who delighted the galleries at Muirfield Village once again with another under-par round.
Five-time Memorial winner Woods posted a four-under 68 to improve his tournament total to nine under.
Woods had briefly seized a share of the third-round lead, but two late bogeys saw the 14-time major champion slip back to a tie for seventh.
He remained positive after his round despite his putting yips, saying: “I’m in position where if I shoot another good round like I had the last two days, I’ve got a chance.”
Meanwhile, Patrick Cantlay bagged a stunning, 185-yard hole-in-one at the par-3 eighth hole before an eagle at the par-5 15th.
He was flying at 14-under, but also struggled to close out by losing a stroke on the 18th.
Cantlay sits with Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann at one shot back from DeChambeau.
John Senden and Rod Pampling round out the Australian contingent, with Senden struggling to a 75 and at one over he sits one shot ahead of Rod Pampling (75).
With AAP and AFP
Originally published as Day’s 18th hole disaster as Scott stays in contention