Todd remains ahead in Memphis

Justin Thomas hits toward the ninth green during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday

Todd started the third round with a two-stroke lead.

Winning a World Golf Championship event easily would be the biggest victory of Brendon Todd's career.

Brendon Todd watches his shot on the second hole during the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

Also on six under are South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who carded a 64, and Americans Webb Simpson, who double-bogeyed the 18th for a 69, Joel Dahmen, whose 65 included eight birdies in 11 holes from the second, Jason Day (69) and Sungjae Im (69).

European -Sam Horsfield will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the Hero Open despite leading by six strokes at one stage in the third round of the Hero Open in Birmingham, England. He had five birdies and four bogeys to put him at 13-under 198 on a almost flawless day at TPC Southwind with the temperature in the 70s.

Fourth-ranked Webb Simpson, another two-time victor this season, totaled 66 with four birdies on the back nine and is six strokes down in a tie for eighth with Jason Day of Australia, who had a 67, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, who also shot 67, and Sungjae Im of South Korea, who came in at 68.

Phil Mickelson (66) and Louis Ooosthuizen (68) were in a group five strokes behind Todd. He won on this course in 2018 before the event became a World Golf Championship in 2019.

But he struggled with three bogeys and three birdies on the back side, the highlights being a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-4 12th and a birdie at the par-5 16th after sending his second shot into a greenside bunker.

Koepka had the lead at 10 under before falling apart on his back nine with a double bogey and two bogeys.

"I just focused all on speed", statedTodd "It happened to just drift right there in the middle of the hole".

Fowler had actually matched Todd's 64 on the first day, and the popular American likewise commemorated a long birdie putt on the 8th hole, which topped a run of 3 in a row as he raced to 10 under par. Todd hit into the rough off the tee and couldn't sink a 13-footer to save par.

Koepka balance out a bogey at the 5th with a welcome birdie at 6, however a pulled drive near Bryson DeChambeau's "anthill" tree at the seventh caused another dropped shot, and he rejected two exceptional chances on each of the last two greens as he remained at 7 under. "There were a couple of pins I think that were more hard on one, 14 and 16, so there were some birdie opportunities, but you still have to place the ball in the right area and make some putts". "It was a swing that was out of rhythm that was a little bit too often today and to know I hit the water there, it made me pretty mad". He tapped in for birdie after just missing an eagle on the par-5 No. 16. After holding a share of the overnight lead, the Englishman made five birdies on the front nine and looked in total control at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club.

"I would say I'm probably more excited and happy about the resumption of play and being able to complete this season". Jay Delsing first set the record in 1993 when this course was a par 71.



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