Rose leads Memorial; Woods shoots 85
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.
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.