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Rose surges to 3-shot lead at Memorial; Woods with an 85

Rose surges to 3-shot lead at Memorial; Woods with an 85

DUBLIN, Ohio — The two birdies Justin Rose made at the end of the second round at the Memorial were important. Even with the whole weekend ahead of him, he realized he wouldn't have to race too hard to keep pace with the leaders. He did better than that Saturday at Muirfield Village. Rose made an early surge and kept pace the rest of the way. He putted for birdie on all but hole on the back nine, avoided the big numbers that can stop even the best rounds and wound up with a 6-under 66 and a three-shot lead over Francesco Molinari and David Lingmerth going into the final round. "Finishing birdie-birdie gave me a boost to stay close to the leaders," Rose said....

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