DeChambeau wins Memorial in playoff on 2nd extra hole

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Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods has continued his good form and is in contention at nine-under par, tied-seventh, after a 68 today.

But he also leaves the place of five of his 79 PGA Tour titles lamenting his lackluster putting and needing to get that sorted out in time for the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

"I hit the ball well enough that shooting in the low 60s could have been easy if I had just putted normal", he said.

"I missed a lot of short putts which is something I don't normally do, which is just frustrating".

Woods will attempt to equal the tournament's largest 54-hole comeback at five shots off the pace, but will no doubt draw from starting the final round four shots back during his 2012 Memorial victory.

DeChambeau gained the advantage again as he followed another ideal three-wood with a much better approach to 12 feet, while An tugged his second towards the gallery before playing a sublime flop-shot to five feet to put the pressure on the American.

"I had some chances to shoot some good rounds this week, " Woods said after a final-round 72 that left him in a tie for 23rd. "Overall, my game is where it needs to be heading into the U.S. Open, which is a positive".

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"I can't believe I did it", DeChambeau said.

Kim was excited to be playing alongside Woods, who surprised him at a PGA Tour event a couple years ago by playfully engaging him in a short, and mostly profane, conversation in Korean.

Woods was already looking ahead and suggested that his putting woes are a "minor tweak here and there". The year prior, in the midst of a five-victory season, he had a third-round 79 and finished 65th.

Woods found himself tied for the lead at 11-under after a birdie at No. 15, but struggled over the final three holes.

His skills were on display again on Friday, during the second round of the Memorial Tournament. By their reaction alone, it looked as if Woods had won the whole tournament. He wound up with a one-shot lead over Kyle Stanley, who bogeyed the 18th hole from the bunker for a 70; Patrick Cantlay, who drove into the creek left of the 18th fairway for a bogey and a 66; and Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile who atoned for one big mistake on the 15th hole with a birdie on the 18th for a 70.

"Coming off the back of 77 and 79 at Wentworth last week I never really expected this, " Slattery said. His No. 1 spot in strokes tee to green came, somewhat remarkably, after hitting two balls out of bounds on the week.

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