Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Kaymer leads Scott by two shots after 54 holes at Memorial

Kaymer leads Scott by two shots after 54 holes at Memorial

"That's why you're there and I definitely felt like that today".

Playing in her first U.S. Women's Open, the former Duke player found herself in the final group of a major alongside former teammate Celine Boutier. This is his fourth straight top-10 finish and should be enough to vault him into the top 10 in the world for the first time in his career. His road back began with an emphasis on the short game, and it paid off in a big way on a course that's slowly getting faster.

Tiger Woods opened up with five birdies in his first seven holes to quickly climb the leaderboard, but two bogeys on his back nine left him settling for ninth place with Billy Horschel, Emiliano Grillo and Bud Cauley. At the 17, Scott hit a magnificent, cutting four-iron from 200 metres to the back right pin and his birdie putt from four metres burned the hole. Marc Leishman, who has recently been troubled by back soreness, finished top-five at 12-under par in a nice lead-up to the US Open at Pebble Beach, and Aaron Baddeley was tied-22. So far this season Merritt has two top-10 finishes including tying for 10th at the RBC Heritage in April.

"But hopefully I go out and play a positive round of golf tomorrow, and get something out of my round like I haven't done the first three days". "I like where it's all at". But that's not the case because certain times you just feel like you're not... So I'm not anxious. "I feel like this is the spot I'm meant to be", Scott said.

Matsuyama won the Memorial in 2014, the start of his road to stardom. He'd looked the most likely victor from the moment he took control against Bernd Wiesberger in the quarter-finals but I don't think there's much point in ruing missing out on a victor that short in an event this bad. A miscalculated risk to keep eagle in play on No. 15 led him to make par.

He had a 68 to give himself another chance.

DUBLIN, OHIO - JUNE 02: Martin Kaymer of Germany and caddie line up a birdie putt on the second hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 02, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio.

Tiger Woods reacts after his tee shot on the 15th hole the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Where it all went is as mysterious as the game of golf, though Kaymer spoke about his focus being on the wrong things.

Finishing two shots ahead of compatriot So Yeon Ryu, and Americans Lexi Thompson and Angel Yin, the 23-year-old Lee was deeply emotional in the aftermath of her victory, coming six months after winning the LPGA Q-Series and making it onto the US circuit full-time.

"Tomorrow is playing courageous, playing the way I can play, enjoying the capability of my game", he said. While he fell off late, going two-over on the final five holes, it turned out that too was just more foreshadowing of what was to come. I know it helped a bit that he was chasing rather than leading but he was quite magnificent. You try to pull back, but the frustration comes out because you work hard, everything is there, you just can't get the scores on the scorecard.

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