Adam Scott is within striking distance of a drought-breaking US PGA Tour victory and will play in the final group on Sunday (Monday AEST) following a ball-striking masterclass in the third round at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
Scott leads the elite field for iron play while recording his lowest ever 54-hole total at Ohio's Muirfield Village to sit just two strokes behind leader Martin Kaymer.
Scott found 12 of 14 fairways and hit a whopping 16 of 18 greens in regulation during a six-under-par 66 which catapulted him to 13-under.
Kaymer, Germany's two-time major winner, matched Scott's 66 to earn a 15-under total.
The pair, who are close friends, will comprise the final group at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted $US9.1 million ($A13.1 million) event.
But both former world No.1s are in the middle of significant win droughts.
Scott has not won a tournament since 2016, while Kaymer's worldwide drought stretches back to 2015.
The 34-year-old Kaymer has not won on US soil since triumphing at the 2014 US Open.
Scott is hungry to secure victory at Muirfield Village and shake 18-time major winner Nicklaus' hand, which has become custom for the Memorial champion.
"It's been a while since (Kaymer and I) have won out here, so I'm sure we're both really going to want to play well and come away with a win," Scott said.
"There's a little something extra being the Memorial; it's one of those events that you'd really love to have on your resume before your career is over and I'm excited for the chance."Read More – Source