One day later, not much changed at the Memorial. Carl Pettersson had a one-shot lead, storm clouds gathered, and players trudged off Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, yesterday knowing they would have to resume the third round at the crack of dawn.
Pettersson plodded along with pars and with birdies on the par 5s to reach 11 under through 15 holes. Woody Austin and Zach Johnson are tied for second.
``I had just finished 15 and I looked up and I saw it coming," Pettersson said of the dark clouds. ``I don't know where it came from."
He was talking about the storm, but he could have been referring to just about anything on an unusual day.
It started at 6:30 a.m. when two players who were disqualified Friday for leaving the course early -- Ryan Moore and Justin Rose -- were allowed back into the tournament when officials agreed they were given bad information. A walking scorer told them the second round had been suspended when it had not.
Jay Haas entered the record books at age 52 when he shot 71 and made the cut, the 590th career cut on the PGA Tour to tie Tom Kite. He played 33 holes and hardly showed his age, shooting a 72 in the afternoon.
With nothing to lose, big-hitting Bubba Watson gave the gallery something to remember on the 363-yard 14th hole, guarded by water down the right side. He pulled out his pink-shafted driver and walloped a 352-yard drive onto the green for a two-putt birdie.
All this tournament needs is a conclusion, which it hopes to get today.
LPGA -- Ai Miyazato moved into position for her first LPGA title, shooting a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Annika Sorenstam in the ShopRite Classic at Galloway Township, N.J.
The 20-year-old Miyazato rebounded from an early bogey with six birdies to finish the second round at 10-under 132. Sorenstam followed her opening 64 with a 69.
Sherri Steinhauer (66), Laura Diaz (69), and Seon-Hwa Lee (69) were 8 under.
Sorenstam, who started the day tied for the lead with Michele Redman, struggled early on, missing several birdie opportunities and carding three bogeys in her first eight holes.
Champions -- Gil Morgan broke out of a tight pack at the
Morgan has a 12-under 130 total. Loren Roberts, a three-time winner this year and the leading money winner in the field, was second after a 65.
Hajime Meshiai was tied with Kirk Hanefeld (65) of Beverly at 10 under.
European -- Robert Karlsson shot a 4-under 65 in the third round of the Wales Open in Newport to extend his lead to six strokes. Karlsson's 54-hole total of 189 broke the European Tour record of 192 set by Tiger Woods in the NEC International at Firestone in 2000.
NCAA Tournament -- At Sunriver, Ore., Oklahoma State freshman Jonathan Moore shot a 3-under 69 to win the individual title and help the Cowboys take their 10th team title and first since 2000.