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The Memorial: Moore, Tiger, and Phil and One Bizarre Move by Kuchar

Ryan Moore missed only one fairway and was bogey free while shooting a -7 (65). Rather quietly this year Ryan Moore has had two top ten finishes and is sitting at 51st in FedEx Cup points. He does well with courses that demand accuracy, like Muirfield Village, over distance. Right behind him, Jordan Spieth, seems to be getting a little bit of his groove back. He was T3 in putts per GIR. His only bogey of the day came on his 17th hole, the par 3 eighth hole were his tee shot found the bunker.

Tiger Woods was fantastic off the tee today, hitting all but three fairways. However, he was well below his 77% GIR by only hitting 56% of them. Even when he hit the green his putter was off only averaging 1.700 putts per GIR. Phil Mickelson was not any better with putts per GIR, 1.769. His GIR was much better at 72% even though he only found 50% of the fairways. Both Tiger and Phil find themselves only five back with a pair of 70s (-2).

Matt Kuchar has been having a bad year with the media, and some questionable decisions. Today is not going to help that narrative. While personally I have always liked watching Kuchar he is definitely having a rough year with the media. It never helps when the cameras catch you asking for a second opinion on a questionable call to begin with, like today. Kuchar either thought or was just trying to get proof that his drive on 17 was in his pitch mark. Both rules officials agreed that the ball was in someone elses pitch mark and that Kuchar could not get relief.

Other Notables: X. Schauffle (-3), J. Thomas (-1), A. Scott (-1), L. Donald (E), M. Kuchar (+1), R. McIlroy (+3), J. Rose (+3)

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Known as a golf junkie among his friends and family, Bryan Montgomery's passion for this game started at a young age which has blossomed into what is now a 10 year career in the golf industry. Part of the second class to graduate from Eastern Kentucky Universities PGA Golf Management program he has since worked as an assistant golf professional, customer service manager, director of club fitting and merchandise sales, and fitting specialist for Mizuno. Recently he started his own brand, Form Golf which focuses on the PGA Tour, NCAA Mens Golf, Science in golf, and a Nerd Book section. Please feel free to reach out to Bryan through Twitter or Instagram. Enjoy!

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