Woods Tied for 20th, Fowler Leads After Third Round at Memorial

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods is tied for 20th place, six shots behind leader Rickie Fowler after the third round at the Memorial Tournament.

Fowler fired a three-under 69 to remain three strokes ahead in the U.S. PGA Tour event at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. His third-round score of 16-under 200 was two shots off Scott Hoch’s 1987 54-hole record.

Woods, the defending champion and a four-time Memorial winner, had a 69 today for a six-under 210.

Ricky Barnes played the third round in 10-under 62 to tie Tim Petrovic, who shot a 68, for second place at 203.

“Obviously, irons were probably the main key to the round,” Barnes said. “I got off to a great start. I hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens, and took advantage of my good looks -- not those good looks -- my good putting.”

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