Watson takes Memorial lead

Bubba Watson took a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Memorial Tournament in Ohio as overnight leader Paul Casey fell away.

Watson carded a second successive 69 to add to his opening 66 as he and fellow left-hander Scott Langley secured their places in the final group on Sunday.

Five birdies in six holes on the front nine took Watson to the fore, the highlights being excellent approaches to six feet at the third and eight feet at the sixth.

He was six inches short of an eagle at the par-five seventh, with his good run of holes marred only by a bogey at the fourth.

Dropped shots on the 11th and 18th restricted his lead, though he added one more birdie with a 12-foot putt on the 15th to ensure a third sub-70 round.