DeChambeau wins The Memorial in playoff on 2nd extra hole

Tiger Woods salvaged his round with a good back nine

Tiger Woods salvaged his round with a good back nine

Tiger Woods ignited the galleries at the Memorial Tournament in OH on Friday with a five-under par 67 but still has a lot of work to do if he is to catch the leading pair of Joaquin Niemann and Kyle Stanley, who top the leaderboard on 11-under 133. After an opening 70 (3 birdies, 3 bogeys, 1 eagle), he improves to 7-for-11 at Muirfield Village, avenging a missed cut a year ago by seven, his first MC since 2009.

South Korea's An Byeong-hun was in fifth at 12-under 204, two strokes ahead of Englishman Justin Rose (69), who is looking for his second straight PGA Tour win after his victory at the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas.

Japanese first round co-leader Hideki Matsuyama (71) and Americans Wesley Bryan (68) and J.B. Holmes (66) also were on eight-under 136 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

For Woods, the last memory of his four rounds at Muirfield Village will be sublime ballstriking, the best in the field and better than anything he has produced going back to the first of his four back surgeries.

Woods, a five-time victor at the US PGA Tour event in Columbus, Ohio, turned on a vintage display which sent the large crowds into a frenzy when he holed out for eagle with a wedge from 95 yards at the par-5 11th.

A 90-minute weather day seemed to tiresome his momentum as the former world number one made pars on the next three holes but he snatched his fifth birdie at 15 before giving the shot back at the 17th to finish on a combined 139.

"I had control of pretty much everything but unfortunately I just hit bad putts, which is not something I normally do", Woods said. "It could have easily been a nice like 62 or 63 and I turned it into a 67".

"If I can get it going and I can play well like this on the weekend, then I've got a great chance of winning this tournament".

Along with making his second ace of the season, Cantlay blistered a 4-iron as far as he can hit it on the par-5 15th, the ball landing just short of the green and stopping 4 feet away.

"If there's wind associated with it, I don't think the guys will shoot as low", he said.

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