DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods bounced back from an ugly-swing double bogey to birdie four of his final eight holes, posting a second consecutive 3-under-par 69 at the Memorial Tournament that left him eyeing his second top-10 finish this year.
It marked the first time the world’s No. 1 player had broken 70 in back-to-back rounds this year, though today marked just his 12th complete round since returning from a self-imposed absence to sort out the aftermath of his sex scandal.
But Woods found himself upstaged by Ricky Barnes, a former U.S. Amateur champion and U.S. Open runner-up whose 10-under 62 came up one stroke shy of the Memorial record. It also matched the lowest PGA Tour round ever carded by one of his playing partners.