Bubba up by one at Memorial

Bubba Watson shot his second straight 3-under-par 69 and took a one-stroke lead over Scott Langley to the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Watson, won has won twice and also finished second twice this year on the PGA Tour, birdied five of the first seven holes and maintained his lead despite adding only one more and making a bogey on the 18th hole.

“I just kept my head down, the way I have all year,” said Watson, who has won the Masters two of the last three years. “If you hit a bad shot and make a bogey, it’s still good, because you’re here in the Memorial at Jack’s (Nicklaus) place. I’m fine with 69 because my goal here is to shoot in the 60s every day. I’ve hit my wedges close all week.

“Its going to be good again tomorrow. I’m just going to go out and have fun and hopefully I’ll be on top at the end.”

The 25-year-old Langley, the 2010 NCAA individual champion at Illinois who has never won on the PGA Tour, followed a second-round 66 with a 67 that included four birdies on the back nine.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, trying to win for the first time on the PGA Tour after claiming five titles on the Japan PGA Tour, carded a 69 and was two strokes back in third.

Adam Scott, ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings and coming off a victory in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial last week, recorded a 68 and was three shots behind in fourth.

Paul Casey of England, the 36-hole leader at 66-66, struggled to a 76 and was tied for fifth, three shots back, with Jordan Spieth (67), Charl Schwartzel of South Africa (67), Billy Horschel (68), Robert Streb (69) and Brendon Todd (70).

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