The Memorial Tournament R3

Jon Rahm has world number 1 within reach after seizing pole position

July 16-19
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


The Memorial Tournament R3 - Rahm seizes pole position
Jon Rahm could move to world number 1 (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jon Rahm will take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Memorial Tournament as he bids to replace Rory McIlroy as world number one.


The Spaniard will top the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time if he wins and McIlroy, who finished the day 10 shots back in a share of 12th, finishes worse than a two-way tie for second.

Even a runner-up finish could see Rahm become world number one, but, after a commanding third round 68 in Ohio, the 25-year-old will hope not to have to concern himself with those permutations.



A birdie from five feet at the seventh was followed by a bogey on the next after Rahm tangled with a bunker in an uneventful front nine.

However, in tough conditions at Muirfield Village, Rahm reeled off four successive birdies from the 13th to take control of the tournament.

“It’s a good job done today,” Rahm told Sky Sports Golf.

“It was not easy out there today. That front nine was hard.

“I kind of got things rolling, I started playing beautiful golf from nine onwards and gave myself chances and kind of took off.”



On 12 under par he leads by four from Americans Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau – the latter putting a serious dent in his chances of a second PGA Tour title when he lost his cool on the back nine.

Having double-bogeyed the 12th, Finau took the ill-advised decision to attempt to drive the green on the 14th only to find water en route to a bogey, before blindsiding himself on the 17th trying to clear the dog-leg with his tee shot and running up another double bogey.

That saw him match Palmer’s 73, with England’s Danny Willett fourth on six under following a round of 70.

McIlroy carded a level-par 72 to remain two under, with Tiger Woods going one better to improve to two over for the tournament.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Jon Rahm
-12
69
67
68
204
T2
Ryan Palmer
-8
67
68
73
208
T2
Tony Finau
-8
66
69
73
208
4
Danny Willett
-6
74
66
70
210
T5
Henrik Norlander
-5
74
66
71
211
T5
Jason Day
-5
73
66
72
211
T7
Matt Wallace
-4
72
70
70
212
T7
Chez Reavie
-4
71
67
74
212
T9
Patrick Rodgers
-3
70
72
71
213
T9
Patrick Cantlay
-3
70
70
73
213
T9
Mackenzie Hughes
-3
74
66
73
213
T12
Scottie Scheffler
-2
71
73
70
214
T12
Brendan Steele
-2
68
75
71
214
T12
Kevin Na
-2
74
69
71
214
T12
Rory McIlroy
-2
70
72
72
214
T12
Jordan Spieth
-2
70
70
74
214
T12
Gary Woodland
-2
68
70
76
214
T18
Brendon Todd
-1
75
72
68
215
T18
Matthew Wolff
-1
77
68
70
215
T18
Xinjun Zhang
-1
72
73
70
215
T18
Dylan Frittelli
-1
73
68
74
215
T18
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-1
75
66
74
215
T18
Lucas Glover
-1
69
72
74
215
T24
Bubba Watson
E
78
68
70
216
T24
Carlos Ortiz
E
74
72
70
216
T24
Adam Hadwin
E
76
70
70
216
T24
Si Woo Kim
E
73
73
70
216
T24
Justin Thomas
E
74
67
75
216
T29
Patrick Reed
1
71
76
70
217
T29
Billy Horschel
1
76
71
70
217
T29
Tyler Duncan
1
75
71
71
217
T29
Sebastián Muñoz
1
75
70
72
217
T29
Harris English
1
70
73
74
217
T29
Viktor Hovland
1
74
66
77
217
T29
Steve Stricker
1
73
67
77
217
T29
Luke List
1
70
68
79
217
T37
Tiger Woods
2
71
76
71
218
T37
Marc Leishman
2
72
75
71
218
T37
William McGirt
2
76
69
73
218
T37
Keith Mitchell
2
74
71
73
218
T37
Louis Oosthuizen
2
72
73
73
218
T37
Sergio Garcia
2
72
73
73
218
T37
Jason Dufner
2
72
73
73
218
T37
Erik van Rooyen
2
76
69
73
218
T45
Abraham Ancer
3
72
75
72
219
T45
Xander Schauffele
3
78
69
72
219
T45
Corey Conners
3
73
74
72
219
T45
Charles Howell III
3
69
77
73
219
T45
Collin Morikawa
3
76
70
73
219
T45
Phil Mickelson
3
72
74
73
219
T45
Bud Cauley
3
75
71
73
219
T45
Matt Kuchar
3
76
67
76
219
T45
Scott Harrington
3
74
69
76
219
T45
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3
72
69
78
219
T45
Jim Furyk
3
72
68
79
219
T56
Brooks Koepka
4
72
75
73
220
T56
Ryan Moore
4
70
75
75
220
T58
Stewart Cink
5
73
74
74
221
T58
C.T. Pan
5
72
74
75
221
T58
Zach Johnson
5
76
70
75
221
T58
Lanto Griffin
5
72
73
76
221
T58
Bo Hoag
5
75
67
79
221
T63
Cameron Smith
6
74
72
76
222
T63
Mark Hubbard
6
70
76
76
222
T63
Denny McCarthy
6
75
71
76
222
T63
Scott Piercy
6
72
73
77
222
T67
Keegan Bradley
7
73
73
77
223
T67
Vijay Singh
7
71
74
78
223
T67
Carl Pettersson
7
72
72
79
223
T67
Jimmy Walker
7
70
72
81
223
T71
Kevin Streelman
8
75
71
78
224
T71
Sung Kang
8
74
72
78
224
T71
Sepp Straka
8
73
72
79
224
74
Joel Dahmen
9
75
72
78
225
CUT
Sungjae Im
4
78
70
148
CUT
Paul Casey
4
71
77
148
CUT
Shane Lowry
4
73
75
148
CUT
Adam Long
4
73
75
148
CUT
Daniel Berger
4
73
75
148
CUT
Talor Gooch
4
78
70
148
CUT
Max Homa
4
70
78
148
CUT
Kevin Kisner
4
74
74
148
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
4
73
75
148
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
5
73
76
149
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
5
74
75
149
CUT
Harold Varner III
5
77
72
149
CUT
Ernie Els
5
72
77
149
CUT
Rickie Fowler
5
81
68
149
CUT
Justin Rose
5
73
76
149
CUT
Nick Taylor
5
74
75
149
CUT
Brian Harman
5
74
75
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
5
75
74
149
CUT
Tom Hoge
5
76
73
149
CUT
Branden Grace
5
74
75
149
CUT
Ian Poulter
5
76
73
149
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
5
73
76
149
CUT
Brian Stuard
6
75
75
150
CUT
Webb Simpson
6
76
74
150
CUT
Peter Kuest
6
77
73
150
CUT
Alex Noren
6
73
77
150
CUT
J.T. Poston
6
76
74
150
CUT
Jim Herman
6
73
77
150
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
6
76
74
150
CUT
Wyndham Clark
7
72
79
151
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
7
75
76
151
CUT
Haotong Li
7
74
77
151
CUT
Doc Redman
8
76
76
152
CUT
Cameron Champ
8
75
77
152
CUT
Troy Merritt
8
75
77
152
CUT
Harry Higgs
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jason Scrivener
8
74
78
152
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
74
79
153
CUT
Byeong Hun An
9
71
82
153
CUT
Matthias Schwab
9
74
79
153
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
10
79
75
154
CUT
Zac Blair
10
76
78
154
CUT
Andrew Landry
10
79
75
154
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
10
75
79
154
CUT
Victor Perez
11
77
78
155
CUT
Graeme McDowell
11
79
76
155
CUT
Andrew Putnam
12
76
80
156
CUT
Kevin Tway
13
78
79
157
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
13
79
78
157
CUT
Maverick McNealy
14
81
77
158
CUT
Andy Ogletree (a)
14
77
81
158
CUT
K.J. Choi
16
79
81
160
CUT
Dustin Johnson
16
80
80
160
CUT
David Lingmerth
20
82
82
164
WD
Jason Kokrak
E
79
79
WD
Danny Lee
E
80
42
122
WD
Nate Lashley
E
58
58
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