Rose leads Me­mo­rial; Woods shoots 85

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Justin Rose made an early surge Satur­day at the Me­mo­rial, when it seemed as if ev­ery­one ex­cept

Tiger Woods was mak­ing a move. Rose kept right on go­ing un­til he posted a 6-un­der-par 66 and emerged with a three-stroke lead in 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 com­fort go­ing into the fi­nal round.

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

“I played a good, solid, pa­tient round of golf,” said Rose, who won in New Or­leans in April and tied for sec­ond at the Masters.

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

When he tapped in for quadru­ple-bo­gey 8 on the fi­nal hole at Muir­field Vil­lage, he had an 85 and was in last place. For the first time, he will tee off as a sin­gle. Woods did not speak to re­porters af­ter the round.

Molinari shot a 69, and Ling­merth, who led at the start of the round, had a 72.

Jim Furyk, an­other past cham­pion at Muir­field Vil­lage, had a 70 and was four shots be­hind. . . .

Suzann Pet­tersen took a on­e­stroke lead in the Man­ulife LPGA Clas­sic with a 6-un­der 66 in Cam­bridge, On­tario. The Nor­we­gian player, 34, had a 19un­der 197 to­tal. Colom­bia’s

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

Swedish golfer Alex Noren carded a 5-un­der 67 to take a two-shot lead at the PGA Euro­pean Tour’s Nordea Masters af­ter the third round in Malmo, Swe­den.

MISC.

Cleve­land Cava­liers all-star guard Kyrie Irv­ing un­der­went surgery to re­pair his bro­ken kneecap, an in­jury suf­fered in Thurs­day night’s 108-100 over­time loss to the Golden State War­riors in Game 1 of the NBA Fi­nals.

The Cava­liers said Irv­ing will need three to four months be­fore he can re­sume “bas­ket­ball ac­tiv­ity.”

Matthew Dellave­dova likely will start in Irv­ing’s spot Sun­day night in Game 2 of the Fi­nals in Oak­land, Calif. . . .

A fan­tasy foot­ball-themed event sched­ule for next month in Las Ve­gas and head­lined by Dal­las Cow­boys quar­ter­back

Tony Romo was called off af­ter the NFL re­it­er­ated a pol­icy ban­ning ap­pear­ances as­so­ci­ated with casi­nos. . . .

The Cleve­land Browns ac­quired three-time Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee in a trade with the San Fran­cisco 49ers and re­leased punter Spencer

Lan­ning. The Browns sent a late-round 2017 draft pick — ESPN.com re­ported a sev­en­throunder — to get Lee. . . .

Pa­trick Mullins scored in the 87th minute to lift New York City FC to a 2-1 win over the Philadel­phia Union in an MLS game in Ch­ester, Pa.

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