Tiger Woods Takes Lead To Clubhouse At 2012 Memorial Tournament

For the better part of the last three years, Tiger Woods has seemed like a golfer one shot or one round away from returning to glory. Suddenly, this Sunday, the 2012 Memorial Tournament seems like an almost certain victory for Woods -- and the Tiger of old is eliciting roars again.

Woods rolled in a nine-footer for birdie on the 18th hole and raised his putter skyward in triumph, capping a 5-under 67 that leaves him at 9-under for the tournament. He's got the lead in the clubhouse.

And he's likely won the tournament, too: behind him, at No. 17, Rory Sabbatini failed to get a birdie and make up a shot on Woods, leaving him two shots back with just the par-4 18th to play. He'll need a sensational eagle to tie Tiger.

If Sabbatini cannot make that miracle happen, Woods will win his fifth Memorial and tie tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second place in all-time PGA Tour wins with 73.

You can view the full Memorial leaderboard at Golf.com.

For updates on the 2012 Memorial Tournament, continue to check this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the 2012 Memorial Tournament and all things PGA Tour, please visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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