This week: PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament, Thursday through Sunday, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio.
Second-round score: 1-under-par 71.
Position: Moore (even-par 144) sits tied for 18th, seven strokes behind co-leaders Kenny Perry and Mathew Goggin (137).
Recap: One of the changes this week to Muirfield
Village was the high rough, and under 20 mph gusts Friday, scores were
high. Three players broke 70, and 21 golfers shot 80 or worse. That is
why the Puyallup native jumped up 29 spots on the leaderboard, even
with his own rough stretch – a bogey at No. 1 (his 10th hole), and a
triple bogey-7 at No. 2, which completely wiped out his three-birdie
start on the opening nine holes. Moore recovered by making three more
birdies in four holes – two coming on par-5s – before missing a 16-foot
putt for par, finishing with a bogey. He was outstanding with the
driver (hit 13 of 14 fairways), and was lights-out with his putting (23
putts). The cut of 6-over 150 is the highest at the Memorial since
1989. With rain expected to hit Saturday, tee times were pushed back
because tournament officials needed extra time to get the course ready.
Tee time Saturday: 8:50 a.m. PDT with J.B. Holmes and Mike Weir.