Friday, June 4, 2010
Geoff Ogilvy dropped into a three-way tie for the lead at the Memorial, giving up the outright lead by careless missing a par putt inside 3 feet.
The consolation for Ogilvy was a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead Thursday with 21-year-old Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose. They were two shots ahead of a group that included Phil Mickelson, who can go to No. 1 in the world with a victory at Muirfield Village.
Defending champion Tiger Woods finished 18 holes, even if he looked ordinary. He overcame two early bogeys with consecutive birdies around the turn and shot an even-par 72. For Woods, a four-time winner at the Memorial, it was the first time since 2004 that he failed to break par in the opening round.
Ogilvy took the outright lead at 8 under and had a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth when he missed. Without marking the ball, he stepped over it and watched the tap-in spin out of the cup.