Tied for the lead early in his round Saturday at the Memorial, Tiger Woods did not hold it together, making bogey on two of the last three holes to shoot a 1-over-par 73. That leaves him four shots behind leader Spencer Levin, but at Muirfield Village, that hardly is an insurmountable advantage.
The little-known Spencer shot a 3-under 69 (minus-8 for the tournament) and holds a one shot lead over Rory Sabbatini. They will represent the final group in Sunday’s deciding round, which likely will be played under windy conditions.
However, it stands to reason much of the attention, however, will be placed on the group in front of them: Woods and young hotshot Ricky Fowler, who shot 69 Saturday.
”Four shots is definitely manageable around this golf course, considering the conditions and what they’re going to be tomorrow,” Woods said. ”A lot of guys are still in this ballgame. It’ll be an exciting day.”
It will help Woods if he puts better than Saturday. On the closing holes he missed a three-putt from 20 feet on the 16th for bogey, a 10-footer for birdie on the 17th and another 10-footer for par on the closing hole.