Memorial Tournament 2017: Final round preview & tee times

Jun 3, 2017; Dublin, OH, USA; Matt Kuchar tees off on hole five during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 3, 2017; Dublin, OH, USA; Matt Kuchar tees off on hole five during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village is looking at an exciting final round on Sunday.

The Memorial Tournament is the penultimate stop on the PGA TOUR schedule before hitting Erin Hills for the U.S. Open and with slick greens and up-and-down play, Sunday’s final round will have a little bit of a major feel to it.

36-hole leader Jason Dufner, who shot 7-under 65s on Thursday and Friday, didn’t quite have the day he was looking for at Muirfield Village on Saturday. While the majority of the field was going low, Dufner struggled to a 5-over round of 77, including bogeys on four of the first five holes, and found himself looking up to his playing partner, Daniel Summerhays, by the end of the day. Coming into Saturday’s third round, Dufner led Summerhays by five shots and now sits in a tie for third place four shots back.

Summerhays was fantastic in Round 3, posting five birdies against just one bogey for a 4-under 68, putting him at 13-under for the tournament and a three-shot advantage heading into Sunday at the Memorial. He doesn’t have to win here to get into the U.S. Open field as he’s already clinched that due to his top-10 finish a season ago but seeing as how he hasn’t finished higher than 40th in his last 11 tournaments and has never actually won a PGA TOUR event — his only professional win came a decade ago on the then-Nationwide Tour — so you can bet he’ll be excited to get out there.

With Dufner fading, someone had to step up and not shockingly, that person was Matt Kuchar, who has a great history at the Memorial. Not only did he win here in 2013 but he also finished tied for 15th in 2014 and tied for fourth a year ago. Kuchar started the day nine shots back of the lead but will enter Sunday’s final round just three shots back after a 67 on Saturday. He hasn’t won on the PGA TOUR since 2014 and will play alongside Summerhays in the final group.

Along with Dufner four shots back at 9-under are Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark are five shy at 8-under and a trio of players including Jordan Spieth are six shots behind Summerhays.

With the greens playing as fast as they are —  just ask Jason Dufner about that — anything can happen on Sunday at the Memorial. Here are the tee times for the final round. All players will be playing from the first tee. (All times Eastern.)

Memorial Tournament Final Round tee times

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