Bubba Watson leads by one heading into final round at Memorial

DOUG FERGUSON | AP Published:

By DOUG FERGUSON | AP

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out.

He had only five rounds in the 60s in his previous eight trips. Even with a bogey on his final hole Saturday, he had a 3-under 69 for his third straight round in the 60s this week. Watson is 11 under on the par 5s, the key to scoring.

Best of all, he walked off the course with a one-shot lead over Scott Langley in the Memorial. Not bad for a guy who has never finished better than a tie for 23rd.

"It's all about maturity," Watson said. "Thinking around the golf course a lot better -- it's my ninth year on tour, so better thinking on the golf course is creating better shots."

Watson was at 12-under 204 and in position for his third win of the year.

"I have a shot," Watson said. "I'd like the same score tomorrow and let the boys beat me if they can beat me."

Former Kent State All-American Ben Curtis shot a third-round 69 and is tied for 11th at 7-under.

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