2015 Memorial: David Lingmerth Leads Heading Into Saturday


Longshot David Lingmerth leads The Memorial Tournament heading into the third round

It has been a struggle for David Lingmerth as he has only made the cut in nine of eighteen tournaments this season with no top tens. Yet, he finds himself leading The Memorial Tournament as we head into the weekend.

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Lingmerth got off to a rough start bogeying two of the first four holes, but 32 holes later Lingmerth has been the best golfer in Dublin, Ohio.

Lingmerth would go on to birdie seven holes and shoot a strong 67 after round one. Lingmerth took that momentum into today and shot a bogey-free 65. Lingmerth is 12-under for the tournament and has a one shot lead over Jason Dufner.

Dufner is continuing to find his form as the season progresses. Dufner has now made the cut in three straight tournaments and six of his last seven tournaments. Dufner is also coming off his best finish last week at the Byron Nelson finishing T-8, his first top ten of the season.

After shooting a solid 70 in the first round, Andy Sullivan really turned it on Friday. Sullivan shot a bogey-free 8-under 64. Sullivan is in a tie for 3rd with Ryan Moore who shot another 5-under 67.

After a fantastic first round, Hideki Matsuyama wasn’t as electric in the second round. Matsuyama shot a 1-under 71 birding three and bogeying two holes. Matsuyama is 9-under for the tournament in a tie for 5th.

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Jim Furyk, who absolutely loves Muirfield Village, is doing it again. After a solid first round 69, Furyk shot a 6-under 66. Also in a tie for 5th at 9-under par are Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, and Brendon Todd.

Bo Van Pelt, who led after the first round with Matsuyama, shot an even par to stay at 8-under for the tournament. Marc Leishman is also 8-under of the tournament.

Currently, Patrick Rodgers is at 8-under par thru 15 holes. Rodges has birded his last couple of holes. We’ll see what he does on seven, eight, and nine to close out his round.

At 7-under par, in a tie for 13th, the exciting bomber Tony Finau is right in the thick of things after shooting a 6-under 66. Erik Compton is 7-under for par as well.

At 6-under is where a good portion of golfers sit. Some of the notables include: Graham DeLaet, Harris English, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Pat Perez, and Jordan Spieth.

A number of notable golfers missed the cut this week. Jason Day, who bogeyed the final hole, finished up at even par and missed the cut by one. K.J. Choi, who loves Muirfield Village, missed the cut by one. Just when it looked like Rickie Fowler was ready to take that next step, he misses the cut here at The Memorial. He missed the cut by one as well.

Other notable golfers who missed the cut by multiple shots include: Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland, Matt Every, Charl Schwartzel, Daniel Berger, Jason Kokrak, Ernie Els, and Russell Henley.

One final note, and it’s one of those damned if you do and damned if you don’t moments, but Tiger Woods just sneaked inside the cut line at 1-under par. He bogeyed two of the final three holes, but the three birdies he banked early on was just enough to propel him into the weekend.

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