The past few months there has not been a lot of moving up the leader board on moving day. With the perfect conditions Muirfield Village was primed for some great scoring. The field averaged under par today at 71.34. Luke Donald started off the morning hot by shooting a 65 (-7), and moving into a T15 at -6 for the tournament.
Hideki Matsuyama was the biggest mover of the day. After shooting a clean card, 64 (-8), Hideki finds himself T3 at -11 for the tournament just four shots back of Martin Kaymer.
The biggest news today was not that Martin Kaymer expanded his lead going into the final round, but that he has been staying away from social media. In his post round interview, with Amanda Balionis, he talked about how paying attention to the announcers and others on social media was a distraction that he needed to move away from. And it seems to be working as Martin is sitting at -15 through 54 holes after shooting a clean 66 (-6). If Martin Kaymer is able to win tomorrow it would be his first Tour victory since winning the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2.
Adam Scott is just two shots off Martin’s pace, sitting at -13 after a 66 (-6) as well. He hit 86% of the fairways and only missed two greens. This should be a fun final pairing to watch tomorrow.
The group at -11 including Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, and Patrick Cantlay will probably have something to say about who wins this tournament tomorrow.
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