Garrigus takes 2-shot lead at St Jude - COPIED


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Robert Garrigus shot a 4-under 66 to break out of a pack and grab a two-stroke lead Saturday over Robert Karlsson of Sweden after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic.

It’s the first time the 32-year-old Garrigus has led a PGA Tour event by himself, and he surged to the top of the leaderboard with four birdies and an eagle against two bogeys to reach 11-under 199.

Karlsson, who shot a 68, is within striking distance of becoming the first European to win this event—the tour’s third oldest dating to 1958.

Englishman Lee Westwood, ranked No. 3, had led or had a share of the lead after the first two rounds. He had four bogeys and finished with a 71 that left him tied with Heath Slocum (66) at 8 under.

Memphis native Shaun Micheel (70) was tied with Tim Petrovic (70) and Lee Janzen (70) at 6 under.