Bryson DeChambeau was almost flawless, signing for a 6-under 66 that included six birdies, four of them on the final five holes, to finish at 14-under-par 202 and hold a one-shot lead after three rounds of play in The Memorial Tournament, played under warm conditions at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
Woods, who won each edition at Muirfield Village between 1999 and 2001, mixed four front-nine birdies with a bogey before holing out from 95 yards for eagle at the par-5 11th.
The story of the tournament continues to be the play of Niemann, a former top-ranked amateur who is the youngest player in the field at 19 and playing in just his fifth professional event. On a soft course yielding low scores, he made seven birdies to join Stanley (66) at 11-under 133.
It took a stellar 67 to get him there, but Tiger Woods enters the weekend in contention at the 2018 Memorial Tournament, though he sits six shots back of the co-leaders ahead of Round 3 on Saturday.
Jason Day, who has never finished better than 15th at the Memorial, had another 68 and was three back.
DUBLIN, Ohio - The final-round charge fizzled, and after a week that showed so much promise, Tiger Woods had to settle for a spot in the back, 6 shots out of a playoff at the Memorial Tournament. He was six behind. Three years ago, in his last appearance at Muirfield Village, Woods shot a third-round 85 and finished last in the field by 8 strokes.
Along with making his second ace of the season, Cantlay blistered a 4-iron as far as he could hit it on the par-5 15th, the ball landing just short of the green and stopping 4 feet away. Woods said "I played really, really well". "And I made a few tweaks in my swing, my setup and I was able to make some good swings and turned the whole thing around".
"I fought back and I didn't really have much starting out", Woods said.
Ariya had 10 holes left, and she picked up two birdies and one bogey to card a two-under-par 70 at Shoal Creek. And then he stalled, just like he did last Friday.
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That didn't last. Woods ran his 45-foot birdie putt about 7 feet by on the par-3 16th and missed it coming back, and then closed by missing a 3-foot par putt. But I'm a different player over the last year, so I just went out with a game plan of fairways, greens and it's been working kind of all year.
"I think I just (stunk) on it for a long time", Day said. And the weather is about par for Muirfield Village, with more thunderstorms expected Sunday.
Getting off to a good start on an early tee time has its advantages.
Rory McIlroy made bogeys on both par 5s on the front nine as he tried to finish strong.
McIlroy almost missed the cut, surviving on the number after two days.
Johnson and Rose each have a chance to get to No. 1 in the world.
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.
Since his closing 64 at the Masters, Spieth has finished at least 12 shots behind the victor in his three tournaments and missed the cut in his final event before heading to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open.