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Justin Rose made an early surge Satur­day at the Me­mo­rial, when it seemed as though ev­ery­one ex­cept Tiger Woods was mak­ing a move. Rose kept right on go­ing un­til he posted a six­un­der-par 66 and emerged with a three-shot lead at Dublin, Ohio.

Five years af­ter he first had that hand­shake with Jack Nick­laus af­ter win­ning his tour­na­ment, Rose put him­self in great po­si­tion by miss­ing only one green on the back nine and cre­at­ing a lit­tle cush­ion go­ing into the fi­nal round.

He was at 15-un­der 201, three clear of Francesco Moli­nari and David Ling­merth.

“I guess I played a good, solid, pa­tient round of golf. It ended up turn­ing into a great round of golf,” Rose said. “I made my birdies when I had a chance and I lim­ited the mis­takes. Kind of sur­prised to play my way into a three-shot lead. I was look­ing just to keep pace, but it’s a fan­tas­tic po­si­tion go­ing into Sun­day.”

Woods was in a pe­cu­liar po­si­tion af­ter the worst score of his pro ca­reer.

When he tapped in for quadru­ple-bo­gey eight on the fi­nal hole at Muir­field Vil­lage, he had an 85and­was in last place. For the first time, he will tee off as a sin­gle. Woods did not speak to re­porters af­ter the round. The round didn’t fea­ture the kind of shock­ingly bad chips he had in Phoenix when he shot 82— sim­ply a stun­ning round of 42-43.

Moli­nari had four birdies on the front nine un­til he cooled and shot 69. Ling­merth opened with a birdie to ex­pand his one-shot lead, fol­lowed two bo­geys with an ea­gle and then stalled. He shot 72.


Nor­way’s Suzann Pet­tersen took a one-stroke lead in the Man­ulife LPGA Clas­sic, mak­ing an ea­gle and four birdies on the first 11 holes and clos­ing with seven pars for a six-un­der at Cam­bridge, Canada.

Pet­tersen had a 19-un­der 197 to­tal at Whis­tle Bear Golf Club.

Colom­bia’s Mari­ajo Uribe was sec­ond af­ter a 67. Cristie Kerr was third at 17 un­der, also af­ter a 67.

Pet­tersen birdied the first three holes, ea­gled the par-five ninth and made another birdie on No. 11. Uribe re­bounded from a bo­gey on No. 11 with birdies on 12 and 14.


Mark Cal­cavec­chia made a15-foot birdie putt on the fi­nal hole for a four-un­der 68 and a one-stroke lead over Joe Du­rant head­ing into the fi­nal round of the Cham­pi­ons Tour’s Prin­ci­pal Char­ity Clas­sic at Des Moines.

Cal­cavec­chia, 54, had a nine-un­der 135 to­tal at Wakonda Club. He has strug­gled most of the year af­ter off-sea­son surgery on his right hand. But he birdied the last two holes Satur­day to grab the lead from Du­rant, who also shot a 68.

Paul Goy­dos, Brian Hen­ninger and Michael Allen were tied for third at seven un­der, all shoot­ing 70.

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