The Memorial Tournament R3

Morikawa & Cantlay take lead into final round, Rahm withdraws

The Memorial 2021 R3
June 03-06
Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Past champions Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay will enter the final round of the Memorial Tournament with a three shot lead on Sunday.


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Morikawa shot a 6-under 66 and Cantlay a 4-under 68 to tie at 12-under but only took their position at the top of the leaderboard after Jon Rahm had to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19.

Rahm, who held a six-shot lead after shooting a 64, was subject to contact-tracing protocols after being in contact with a person who tested positive and remained in the competition with limited access to indoor facilities and daily testing.


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He tested negative every day and remains asymptomatic but his test before the third round came back positive at 4.20 pm. A second sample was taken and was also positive. Rahm was notified upon completion of his round and withdrew, he will need to remain in isolation until the 15th of June in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Morikawa’s 66 included eight birdies and two bogeys. He nearly aced the par-3 th when his ball dipped into the hole but failed to drop.


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“I want to go see the replay right now. It looked pretty good from my end. It landed a lot closer than I thought, but I don’t know speed-wise how hard it was going in because it was about a foot away from the hole. That would have been really cool, but what are you going to do?” said Morikawa.

“Today was really solid. The couple bogeys I had were just kind of poor bogeys. But it’s going to happen out here, especially if you’re missing the fairways. And overall, I was hitting some really quality shots. 

“I stuck to my game and stuck to the game plan. Out here with these soft greens you can get a little aggressive with wedges and put yourself in bad spots, but I thought I played pretty smart and I’ve got to do that tomorrow.”


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Cantlay was satisfied with his five bogeys and single bogey at the par-3 16th.

“I thought I played really well. I made a lot of clutch putts on the front and didn’t make as many as I would have liked on the back but closed with a good one. My game’s in a good spot. I hit a lot of solid shots today and played really well. So I’m pretty pleased.”

“I really like this golf course and see the golf course really well, and so all the good memories I have here, it’s just easier to stand up and visualize the shot that I want to hit. It’s nice when you have that feeling around a place like I do here.”

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Morikawa won the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession and Cantlay the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood, should either win on Sunday they would become the fourth multiple winner this season following Bryson DeChambeau, Stewart Cink and Jason Kokrak.

Cantlay, who is currently 10th in the FedEx Cup, could also move to number 1 with a win.

Branden Grace (67) and Scottie Scheffler (69) are tied for third place at 9-under.

The Memorial 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Collin Morikawa
-12
66
72
66
204
T1
Patrick Cantlay
-12
69
67
68
204
T3
Branden Grace
-9
68
72
67
207
T3
Scottie Scheffler
-9
67
71
69
207
5
Max Homa
-6
69
69
72
210
T6
Patrick Reed
-5
71
71
69
211
T6
Si Woo Kim
-5
73
70
68
211
T6
Lucas Herbert
-5
71
69
71
211
T6
Carlos Ortiz
-5
71
68
72
211
T10
Aaron Wise
-4
72
70
70
212
T10
Shane Lowry
-4
69
71
72
212
T10
Vaughn Taylor
-4
69
72
71
212
T10
Jim Herman
-4
72
68
72
212
T10
Xander Schauffele
-4
68
70
74
212
T15
Adam Scott
-3
74
68
71
213
T15
Antoine Rozner
-3
72
72
69
213
T15
Bo Hoag
-3
68
73
72
213
T18
Jordan Spieth
-2
76
67
71
214
T18
Lucas Glover
-2
72
70
72
214
T18
Joel Dahmen
-2
68
73
73
214
T18
Rickie Fowler
-2
69
70
75
214
T22
Louis Oosthuizen
-1
72
71
72
215
T22
Robby Shelton
-1
71
71
73
215
T22
Rory McIlroy
-1
72
72
71
215
T22
Adam Long
-1
67
77
71
215
T22
Chris Kirk
-1
67
74
74
215
T22
Troy Merritt
-1
74
70
71
215
T22
Danny Willett
-1
75
71
69
215
T29
Bryson DeChambeau
E
71
72
73
216
T29
Michael Thompson
E
70
73
73
216
T29
Sung Kang
E
70
72
74
216
T29
Justin Thomas
E
69
72
75
216
T29
Xinjun Zhang
E
73
68
75
216
T29
Kyle Stanley
E
70
71
75
216
T29
Talor Gooch
E
74
71
71
216
T29
Tony Finau
E
72
68
76
216
T37
Brendan Steele
+1
69
73
75
217
T37
Jimmy Walker
+1
74
69
74
217
T37
Alex Noren
+1
73
69
75
217
T37
Charl Schwartzel
+1
70
72
75
217
T37
Corey Conners
+1
74
69
74
217
T37
Kevin Streelman
+1
72
72
73
217
T37
Sam Burns
+1
71
71
75
217
T37
Mark Hubbard
+1
73
72
72
217
T45
Viktor Hovland
+2
72
70
76
218
T45
C.T. Pan
+2
74
70
74
218
T45
Brendon Todd
+2
72
72
74
218
T45
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+2
68
72
78
218
T45
Sahith Theegala
+2
69
76
73
218
T45
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+2
69
77
72
218
T51
Nick Taylor
+3
68
74
77
219
T51
Marc Leishman
+3
69
75
75
219
T51
Cameron Tringale
+3
70
76
73
219
T54
Jason Dufner
+4
70
73
77
220
T54
Hideki Matsuyama
+4
73
68
79
220
T54
Russell Knox
+4
72
73
75
220
T54
Harold Varner III
+4
72
73
75
220
T54
Martin Laird
+4
74
72
74
220
T54
Doc Redman
+4
75
71
74
220
T60
J.T. Poston
+5
69
74
78
221
T60
Stewart Cink
+5
70
74
77
221
T60
Harry Higgs
+5
76
69
76
221
T63
Charley Hoffman
+7
72
71
80
223
T63
Tyler Strafaci
+7
74
71
78
223
T63
Hudson Swafford
+7
72
73
78
223
T63
Brandon Hagy
+7
76
70
77
223
67
K.H. Lee
+8
74
71
79
224
68
Billy Horschel
12
76
70
82
228
CUT
Sungjae Im
+3
70
77
147
CUT
Cameron Smith
+3
73
74
147
CUT
James Hahn
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Chase Johnson
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Matt Wallace
+3
71
76
147
CUT
K.J. Choi
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Matt Fitzpatrick
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Lanto Griffin
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+3
74
73
147
CUT
David Lingmerth
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Russell Henley
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Luke List
+4
76
72
148
CUT
William McGirt
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Camilo Villegas
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Brian Gay
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Gary Woodland
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Denny McCarthy
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
+5
74
75
149
CUT
Matt Jones
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Patton Kizzire
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Takumi Kanaya
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
+5
71
78
149
CUT
Charles Howell III
+5
75
74
149
CUT
Victor Perez
6
74
76
150
CUT
Henrik Norlander
6
78
72
150
CUT
Keegan Bradley
6
78
72
150
CUT
Richy Werenski
+7
73
78
151
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Robert Streb
+7
77
74
151
CUT
Doug Ghim
+7
75
76
151
CUT
Peter Malnati
+8
81
71
152
CUT
Wyndham Clark
+8
74
78
152
CUT
Cam Davis
+9
77
76
153
CUT
Tyler Duncan
+9
78
75
153
CUT
Tom Hoge
+9
78
75
153
CUT
Haotong Li
+9
74
79
153
CUT
Joe Long (a)
+9
81
72
153
CUT
Sepp Straka
+9
77
76
153
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
+10
77
77
154
CUT
Byeong Hun An
+10
79
75
154
CUT
Danny Lee
+11
80
75
155
CUT
Padraig Harrington
+11
78
77
155
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
+12
77
79
156
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
+12
81
75
156
WD
Jon Rahm
E
69
65
64
198
WD
J.B. Holmes
E
76
29
105
WD
Bubba Watson
E
77
61
138
WD
Cameron Champ
E
82
60
142
WD
Matt Kuchar
E
65
65
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