The Memorial Tournament round 4

Tiger Woods is now a 4 time champion at the Memorial. Shooting a 7 under par 65 for a 4 day total of 276, Woods defeated Jim Furyk by one stroke. Furyk stood alone in 2nd place, shooting a 3 under par 69 for a 277 in the tournament. Jonathon Byrd and Mark Wilson were T3 with 280’s. At T5 it was Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Matt Bettencourt with 282’s. Stewart Cink and Ernie Els were T8 with 283’s and to round out the top ten at T10 it was Will MacKenzie, Mike Weir and Geoff Ogilivy at 284.

Key Stats:
Scoring Average Tiger Woods 69, field average 73.42; Driving Distance Dustin Johnson 318 yards, field average 284.6; Driving Accuracy Jim Furyk 89.29%, field average 71.04%; GIR Ernie Els 76.39%, field average 58.89%; Scrambling Jonathon Byrd 77.78%, field average 51.61%; Putts per Round Jose Maria Olazabal 25.5, field average 28.81. The 18th took the honors as the toughest hole yet again, although 14 gave it a run for its money and the 7th played the easiest.

After Tiger’s bogey at 16 there were 4 players T1 at 10 under but that bogey must have lit a fire under him as his 2nd shots at 17 and 18 were nothing short of phenomenal leaving himself with 4 or 5 feet on 17 and on 18 the laser read 14 inches. Furyk was able to birdie 18 to take 2nd alone but the other two were less fortunate down the stretch. Bettencourt had a pretty miserable day shooting a 3 over par 75. He did card 4 birdies, but also had 5 bogeys and a double, in the Nationwide series he was known for being Tiger like once he had a lead but now that he is in the bigs, I can only speculate that the pressure got to him. I believe we will see him at the top of the leader board again and most likely a winner.

Sources: PGA, The Golf Channel and CBS Sports

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