AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
DUBLIN: Spencer Levin defied difficult windy conditions to post a three-under par 69 on Saturday to take the third-round lead of the USPGA Tour’s $6.2 million Memorial tournament.
Levin, seeking a first tour victory, had a 54-hole total of eight-under 208, one shot in front of overnight leader Rory Sabbatini, who posted a one-under 71 for 209. Rickie Fowler carded a three-under 69 to rise to third on 211, with 14-time major champion Tiger Woods alone in fourth after a one-over 73 for 212.
Woods got off to a solid start, with two birdies on the front nine at Muirfield Village. But Woods struggled coming in, making the last of his four bogeys at the par-four 18th. “I got a little tired at the end, but so be it,” Woods said. “I had my opportunities to move up that board and I didn’t do it. I’m still in the ballgame,” added Woods, a four-time Memorial winner.
Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa carded a 71 to lead a trio on 213 that also included Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (71) and Jonathan Byrd (72). Ishikawa nabbed four birdies on the back nine, including three in a row from the 12th. Veteran Vijay Singh of Fiji had the other 69 and was in a group at 214.