Golf Talk Today: Bottom line, Scottie Scheffler is on a heater, The Memorial meltdown

By | June 9, 2024

Golf Talk Today: Bottom line, Scottie Scheffler is on a heater, The Memorial meltdown

Scottie Scheffler is 18 holes away from his 5th win in 2024 and his first at The Memorial, while others saw carnage affect them.

Each morning will feature a Golf Talk Today, where the crew will discuss various elements throughout the PGA Tour, LPGA, LIV Golf, and more.

In this second installment, let’s discuss Scottie Scheffler’s round on Saturday at the Memorial Tournament and how some melted on Moving Day.

So brew a pot of coffee, grab some breakfast, and settle in as we discuss the top stories in professional golf.

The Memorial Tournament Top 10 after Round 3:

First, let’s take a look at the leaderboard after 36 holes.

1. Scottie Scheffler: -10
T2. Collin Morikawa: -6
T2: Sepp Straka: -6
T2: Adam Hadwin: -6
T5: Xander Schauffele: -4
T5: Ludvig Åberg: -4
T7: Victor Perez: -3
T7: Sahith Theegala: -3
T7: Nick Dunlap: -3
T7: Christian Bezuidenhout: -3

Scheffler holds a comfortable 5-stroke lead over Adam Hadwin, Collin Morikawa and Sepp Straka.

Moving Day was a struggle for Viktor Hovland, who shot a 5-over 77. He fell down the leaderboard, and his meltdown on the back nine ended any hope of defending his title at Muirfield Village.

However, Scheffler was far from perfect on Saturday. A horrendous triple on the par-4 9th made him look human, which caused thoughts to creep in on how the former Texas Longhorn could not win after April.

Scheffler did not let that mishap affect him, though. He added three more birdies and a bogey on 18 to sign for a 1-under 71.

At this point, the heater that Scheffler is on is his to lose. With a five-shot lead heading into the final day of play, the world could see him take home a win at Jack’s Place.

This leaderboard has a little of everything: The No.1 player in the world with a hefty lead, a two-time major champion in Morikawa, the reigning PGA Championship winner, and a few guys looking to take home their first Signature Event victory.

A Scottie Scheffler stat from The Memorial that will make you wonder

Let this stat sink in on what Scheffler is historically doing on the PGA Tour right now.

Scottie Scheffler holds a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.

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