Fowler Leads Memorial By 3 After 3 Rounds

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Rickie Fowler is one round closer to joining

the youth movement on the PGA Tour.

On another day of rain at the Memorial, the 21-year-old Fowler

extended his bogey-free streak to 52 holes and made enough birdies

for a 3-under 69 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the

final round at Muirfield Village.

Fowler was at 16-under 200 and had the largest 54-hole lead at

the Memorial since Tiger Woods led by six in 2000. A victory would

be the third by a player 22 years old or young in the last six


Ricky Barnes, who played with Woods, dazzled the large gallery

with a 10-under 62 and was at 203, along with Tim Petrovic (68).

Woods, the defending champion, shot a 69 with a double bogey and

was 10 shots behind. Phil Mickelson also failed to take advantage

of the soft and vulnerable course with a 70, leaving him eight

shots back.

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