Posted May 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Omega_dubai_desert_a30c
Charl Schwartzel didn't want to see a good round go to waste. A birdie on his final hole in the Memorial allowed him to feel good about his game, and it gave him the early lead on Thursday. Schwartzel bounced back from a double bogey on the par-3 eighth hole with one last birdie for a 7-under 65. That gave him a one-shot lead over Scott Piercy among the early starters on a muggy day. Tiger Woods, the defending champion and a five-time winner, was among those playing in the afternoon. Piercy is one of the longer hitters on tour, so it would seem his game would be a good fit for the Memorial. He hasn't had much luck, so he decided to scale back off the tee. And it worked.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Schwartzel moves within one of Haas

Charl Schwartzel made the most of an early start to move within a shot of leader Bill Haas on Saturday morning during the completion of the rain-delayed second round of the Memorial Tournament. Rory McIlroy needed to rally to get up and down from 45 yards just to make the cut. Play was suspended for the third time on Friday night with 42 players still on the course. Haas, who followed...

Tiger strong, Rory poor at Memorial

Charl Schwartzel didn't want to see a good round go to waste. A birdie on his final hole Thursday in the Memorial allowed him to feel good about his game, and it gave him the early lead. Schwartzel bounced back from a double bogey on the par-3 eighth hole with one last birdie for a 7-under 65. That gave him a one-shot lead over Scott Piercy among the early starters on a muggy...

Your May 31st Pin Sheet

Here's your May 31st Pin Sheet: Charl Schwartzel tweaks grip, has Memorial first round lead. Matteo Manassero tied for first round lead in Sweden. Tiger and Rory lackluster at Memorial:  "In honor of this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee we offer the following assessment of Round 1 at the Memorial – U-N-C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-R-I-S-T-I-C.  Or how about U-N...
Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.