Published June 01. 2014 4:00AM
Watson takes a 1-shot lead at Memorial
Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out.
He had only five rounds in the 60s in his previous eight trips. Even with a bogey on his final hole Saturday, he had a 3-under 69 for his third straight round in the 60s this week. Watson is 11 under on the par 5s, the key to scoring.
Best of all, he walked off the course with a one-shot lead over Scott Langley in the Memorial. Not bad for a guy who has never finished better than a tie for 23rd.
"It's all about maturity," Watson said. "Thinking around the golf course a lot better - it's my ninth year on tour, so better thinking on the golf course is creating better shots. Hitting a lot more greens. Hitting a lot more fairways. Putting a little better this year. When you add all that up, it turns into better scores.
Watson was at 12-under 204 and in position for his third win of the year.
It will be an all-lefty final pairing with Langley who had a 67.
Phil Mickelson had a 72 and was 10 shots out of the lead.
Hideki Matsuyama made birdie on his last hole for a 69 and was two shots behind.
Adam Scott had a 68 and still was only three shots behind.
Stacy Lewis leads ShopRite Classic
Stacy Lewis moved into position to take the top spot in the world, shooting a bogey-free 8-under 63 to match the 36-hole record.
The second-ranked Lewis had a 12-under 130 total on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
A victory today would guarantee Lewis the No. 1 ranking, which Inbee Park has held for 59 straight weeks.