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Matt Kuchar survives a gusty day to lead at the Memorial

Matt Kuchar thrived in tough conditions at the Memorial that sent Tiger Woods to the worst nine holes of his PGA Tour career.

Kuchar survived a nasty combination of swirling wind and fast greens Saturday at Muirfield Village for a 2-under 70 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round. He will be trying for the first multiple-win season of his career. He was at 8-under 208.

Kevin Chappell matched the low round of a tough day with a 4-under 68 and was two shots behind. He was joined by Kyle Stanley, who had a 70.

Woods started on the back nine and shot 44 without any penalty shots. He wound up with a 79 to match his second-highest score as a pro and was 16 shots behind.