Billy Horschel shot a 65 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament and will take a commanding five-shot lead into Sunday’s finale.
The Florida native signed for a bogey-free scorecard, highlighted by seven birdies, to reach 13-under par through 54 holes.
“Yeah, really solid round of golf. Very pleased with the work Fooch and I have done. Not only today but over the last three days,” said Horschel, crediting his caddie, Mark Fulcher.
“I think just going through our process, making sure we have a number where we’re trying to land the ball, talking about the shot, the club selection, the wind. When we do that, it allows me to have a clearer picture and have a little bit more of a higher acceptance level over the golf shot.”
“Everyone has told me on my team for years, when I have that, I’m able to make better golf swings on a regular basis.
“We didn’t do that well the last two weeks, and Fooch and I just had a conversation after Colonial after we missed the cut last week, we were both really ticked off about it, missing the cut, so we said, we just need to get back to what we do best, and if we do that, then it’s giving us the best chance to succeed on every shot.”
Overnight leader Cameron Smith (72) shared the second spot with Aaron Wise (69) on 8-under par.
Francesco Molinari (70), Daniel Berger (67) and Jhonattan Vegas (71) were T4 on 7-under par.
Defending champion Patrick Cantlay headlined a logjam of five players tied for seventh on 6 under.
Rory McIlroy carded a 2-over 73 and fell into a tie for 15th on 4 under.
the Memorial Tournament: Leaderboard
Top-10: Round 3
Pos-Player-Score (Rd 3)
1. Billy Horschel -13 (-7)
2. Cameron Smith -8 (E)
2. Aaron Wise -8 (-3)
4. Daniel Berger -7 (-5)
4. Francesco Molinari -7 (-2)
4. Jhonattan Vegas -7 (-1)
7. Patrick Cantlay -6 (-3)
7. Joaquin Niemann -6 (-2)
7. Luke List -6 (E)
7. Davis Riley -6 (E)
7. Denny McCarthy -6 (+1)