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Bryson DeChambeau one ahead at Memorial, with Justin Rose four back

Bryson DeChambeau one ahead at Memorial, with Justin Rose four back

DeChambeau, runner-up behind McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and with four top-five finishes in 2018, also had a bogey-free round with four birdies in his final six holes.

Woods, 42, has now shot consecutive rounds in the 60s at Muirfield Village after going nine straight without one.

Kim was excited to be playing alongside Woods, who surprised him at a PGA Tour event a couple years ago by playfully engaging him in a short, and mostly profane, conversation in Korean. "That's what I play for". Six players have won in their first event at No. 1, most recently Dustin Johnson in Mexico previous year. FedExCup leader: Justin Thomas.

Bryson DeChambeau tees off on the ninth hole during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Tiger could easily have the lead at this point, but struggled with the putter and finds himself four shots back of the leader, Joaquin Niemann, who is looking to become the youngest victor on the PGA Tour since 1931. "I played beautifully, actually, had total control of what I was doing out there and just didn't finish it off". Woods is ranked 80th out of the 81 players remaining in the field in strokes gained putting at 5.666, which means he's giving up more than five strokes to the field on the green. Rose last week became the fifth player with multiple victories on the PGA Tour this year, joining Thomas, Bubba Watson, Patton Kizzire and Jason Day.

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"I haven't been practising that much and feel like the game's got a little sloppy so I'm going to hit the range", the 37-year-old world number three said after his round of 69. "Hopefully I can play well like this on the weekend and I've got a great chance of winning this tournament".

Woods missed four birdie putts of 14 feet or shorter, including a 4-footer at the 14th hole.

"I think I just (stunk) on it for a long time", Day said. The final round will be threesomes teeing off earlier than usual to account for the forecast.

Niemann took the lead with his 50-foot eagle.

"I know I shot 68 today, but again, that's probably the highest score I could have possibly shot", said Woods, who was five shots behind. He fell out of a tie for the lead on the 15th when his shot flared out to the right and caught the corner of a creek, leading to bogey.