Tiger hot; weather will remain cool at Memorial


DUBLIN, Ohio – In search of an unprecedented fifth win at the Memorial Tournament, Tiger Woods will likely not have to go as deep under par as his other victories at Muirfield Village GC.

Woods trails leader Rory Sabbatini by a shot through two rounds at 5 under par and will tee off at 1:20 p.m. ET in the penultimate group with Scott Stallings.

Scoring conditions on Saturday are proving difficult for the weekend field, as temperatures have cooled and wind has increased.

A steady 20 mph wind is blowing through the course in the morning wave and is forecast to increase as the final groups start their third round.

The temperature dropped significantly on Friday as storms forced a nearly two-hour delay of play. It will remain cool for this time of the year on Saturday, with an expected high of 71 degrees. Similarly, only slightly warmer weather is anticipated for Sunday.

The combination should prevent most in the field from making a big move against par on the weekend.

Woods is not accustomed to winning here when scoring is poor. In the four times he has previously won the Memorial Tournament, Woods averaged a 72-hole score of 16 under par.

The last time the winning score here was less than 10 under par was in 2008, when Kenny Perry won at 8-under 280. Before that, Hale Irwin won in 1985 at 7 under par.