Tiger Woods Hits Sublime 95 Yard Eagle To Ignite Memorial Challenge

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Bryson DeChambeau finally got it right on his third try at the 18th hole and won the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide in a playoff on Sunday.

Among those three off the lead were Hideki Matsuyama (71), who earned his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial three years ago, and Jason Day, a former world No. 1 who is a member at Muirfield Village and has never come close to winning.

Meanwhile, Woods was first in the field in strokes gained, tee to green; first in strokes gained, approach to the green; and first in proximity to the hole, with an average of 23 feet, 8 inches. Putters go hot and cold, but stingers off the tee, long irons flighted both ways and luscious wedges from 100-150 yards are less volatile.

Patrick Cantlay, one of three players sharing second overnight, had four birdies in the first eight holes and was two shots ahead at the turn, but dropped three on the way home and finished 14 under.

Woods played the last five holes of the front nine in 5 under, starting with his second eagle of the week.

"I've been driving the ball well, which I think is the key to this golf course." the American said. "But I'm in a position where if I shoot another good round like I had the last two days, I've got a chance".

DeChambeau failed to take advantage, however, three-putting from 55 feet to fall into the three-way playoff.


He didn't get it, though, as he shot an even-par 72 and stayed at 9 under overall for the tournament.

"I know I shot 68 today, but again, that's probably the highest score I could have possibly shot, " Woods said.

DeChambeau gained the advantage again as he followed another ideal three-wood with a much better approach to 12 feet, while An tugged his second towards the gallery before playing a sublime flop-shot to five feet to put the pressure on the American.

"I hit a lot of good putts today, I just didn't do that at the end".

For the week, Woods made just one birdie over the closing three holes and played them in 3 over par. Woods needs to be 50th in the world following The Open or the Canadian Open in July to secure a place in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, to be played at Firestone Country Club for the last time.

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.

LPGA - Ariya Jutanugarn turned a three-shot deficit into a four-shot lead after shooting 5-under 67 at the US Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala.

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