The groups ahead of Spencer Levin need to get hot with the putter in order to make a charge at the Memorial leader on Sunday, and Tiger Woods has started making his move on the front nine at Muirfield Village. Woods converted three straight birdies on holes five through seven to move to 8-under, putting him one shot back of Levin. His four birdies in seven holes have the crowd roaring at Muirfield Village. These are chances he had to capitalize on if he wanted to get into contention. The birdie opportunities evaporate quickly on the back side, with the final three holes extremely difficult to add red numbers.
Woods has done some of his best work with the flatstick this week, saving a number of pars throughout his first three rounds with moderate-length putts. On No. 6, Woods confidently raised his putter as he put the 20-footer right on line in the center of the cup. He then hit a perfect second shot from 255 yards on the par-5 7th hole, drawing it across right side of the green and setting up 32-foot eagle putt. It was a difficult putt but he burned the left edge, narrowly missing the eagle and leaving a tap-in birdie.
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