OHIO. — World No. 2 Jon Rahm made a solid run on the back nine on Saturday and holds the lead with a 12-under 204 after the third round of the Memorial Tournament at Dublin, Ohio.
The Spaniard moved ahead with a birdie putt on the 15th hole and followed with his fourth straight birdie en route to a 4-under 68 that left him four shots ahead of Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau.
Overall, Rahm had five birdies and one bogey at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Palmer and Finau each shot 1-over 73 for 208 totals after sharing the second-round lead.
Finau experienced a rough back nine with one bogey and two double bogeys. Finau had
four birdies during his round.
Rahm recorded back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 to catch Finau and Palmer atop the leaderboard at 10 under. Finau soon relinquished his share of the lead while Rahm quickly moved ahead.
Finau had a three-shot lead over Palmer and was four shots ahead of Rahm after making consecutive birdies on 10 and 11 — sinking a 50-foot putt on 10. But he gave it right back with a double-bogey on the par-3 12th hole.
Finau then missed a short putt on 14 to settle for a bogey and temporarily fall into third place. He later carded a double-bogey on the par-4 17th hole to fall four shots behind Rahm. – Field Level Media