In the third round of the Memorial Tournament, world number one Scottie Scheffler survived a triple bogey in the middle of the round to extend his advantage to four shots. Having led by three shots after eight holes, the athlete lost his lead by three on the par-four ninth hole after hitting his tee shot out of bounds.

With a birdie on the following hole, the American was able to regain his equilibrium, and after two more birdies and a bogey on the 18th, he finished with a one-under-par 71. 

Scheffler said: “I feel like I hadn’t hit many shots at all off line and I was all of a sudden one over par… I was definitely frustrated with the break, but overall I was like, I’m still swinging it really good, I didn’t need to change anything, I just need to stay in the right frame of mind.”

What’s next for Scheffler? 

Entering the final round at Muirfield Village in Ohio, the two-time Masters champion, who is aiming for his fifth victory of the year, is four shots ahead of Adam Hadwin of Canada, Colin Morikawa of the United States, and Sepp Straka of Austria. He is now 10 under.

On the other hand, Collin Morikawa and Sepp Straka shot bogey-free four-under-par 68s to tie Adam Hadwin, the leader of the first round, in joint second place on six under following his 72. Furthermore, Xander Schauffele, the winner of the US PGA Championship, and Ludvig Aberg of Sweden, are tied for fifth place at four under.

With 73 players vying for a $20 million (£15.6 million) payout, the Memorial Tournament is one of the PGA Tour’s classic events. It precedes  the US Open to be held at Pinehurst from June 13 to June 16.

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Source: BBC

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