You Oughta Know: 2015 Memorial Tournament


DUBLIN, Ohio – A familiar name is once again atop the standings at the Memorial. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Muirfield Village, where Justin Rose holds a three-shot lead:

• Rose got his first win at this event in 2010, and could become the seventh player with multiple wins in the tournament’s 40-year history, joining Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Greg Norman and Kenny Perry.

• Rose is 15 under through three rounds, and could become the first Memorial champ to record four rounds in the 60s since Steve Stricker in 2011.

• Rose won earlier this year at the Zurich Classic, and he could become the fourth multiple winner this season alongside Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.

• A victory would be Rose’s eighth on the PGA Tour, and he is 3-for-11 with at least a share of the 54-hole lead, having converted recently in New Orleans.

• Francesco Molinari shares second place and will join Rose in Sunday’s final pairing. Molinari has never won on the PGA Tour and held a share of the 54-hole lead last month at the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour.

• David Lingmerth is alongside Molinari at 12 under. Like the Italian, he has never won in the U.S. but lost a playoff at the 2013 Humana Challenge and finished T-2 at the Players that same year.

• Jim Furyk is alone in fourth place at 11 under, four shots behind Rose. He snapped a nearly five-year victory drought at the RBC Heritage in April and won this event in 2002.

• Kevin Streelman moved into a tie for fifth with a 7-under 65 in the third round. At No. 72 in the OWGR, he is one of several players looking to crack the top 60 by next week in order to earn an exemption into the U.S. Open.

• Defending champ Hideki Matsuyama is T-5 after three rounds. He is looking to become the first player to go back-to-back at this event since Tiger Woods won three straight from 1999-2001.

• England’s Andy Sullivan is making his first stroke-play start on the PGA Tour and is T-5 through 54 holes. He would earn special temporary membership with a solo fourth-place finish or better.