Confident Cantlay eyes Memorial win

06 June 2021 17:39:51 GMTPlus10

Patrick Cantlay admits his game is in a "good spot" as he prepares for a Sunday showdown with Collin Morikawa at The Memorial.

The pair are tied for the lead on 12-under after 54 holes, with Cantlay 1.50 to win at Muirfield Village for the second time in his career, while Morikawa can be backed at 2.62.

My game's in a good spot.

Patrick Cantlay

Sunday's final round has been thrown wide open following the withdrawal of world number three Jon Rahm and the American duo sit three clear of compatriot Scottie Scheffler and South Africa's Branden Grace

Morikawa, who won the WGC-Workday Championship back in February, combined eight birdies and two bogeys to sign for a Saturday 66, moving him to 12-under.

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Meanwhile, Cantlay's 68 included five birdies and a single bogey to see him join his fellow Californian in a share of the lead.

The 29-year-old knows Muirfield Village well, having fired a closing 64 at the Ohio layout to win the tournament back in 2019.

Cantlay admits he feels extremely comfortable at the venue, with the ability to picture his way around the course bringing the best out of him.

"My game's in a good spot," Cantlay said. "I hit a lot of solid shots today and played really well. So I'm pretty pleased.

"I really like this golf course and see the golf course really well, and so all the good memories I have here, it's just easier to stand up and visualize the shot that I want to hit. It's nice when you have that feeling around a place like I do here."

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