On Sunday at the Memorial Touranment, DeChambeau did exactly that by birdieing the second playoff hole and winning at Muirfield Village in Jack Nicklaus' tournament.
But two late bogeys mean the former world No 1 will not hold the lead going into the final day at Muirfield Village.
Woods suffered three-putt bogeys on 16 and 18 to finish with a 68, tied for seventh at nine-under 207.
Bryson DeChambeau holed a 12-foot putt for birdie on the second play-off hole to clinch his second PGA Tour title at The Memorial Tournament.
Kyle Stanley also was in the playoff and was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra hole.
And then he sat out a weather delay that lasted just under 90 minutes, and he missed four putts under 7 feet the rest of the way.
Patrick Cantlay, one of three players sharing second overnight, had four birdies in the first eight holes and was two shots ahead at the turn, but dropped three on the way home and finished 14 under.
Scott, who needs to vault from No. 65 on the world rankings to be inside the top 60 by the June 11 cut-off point, climbed to a tie for 11 in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in OH today with a third-round 70. Woods shot a sublime 95-yard wedge within a few feet of the hole and the crowd went wild as the perfectly executed backspin brought the ball into the hole.More news: China vows to fight Washington on tariff hike
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"I think he's amusing", Kim said. And then he three-putted two of the last three holes, missing a par putt just over 3 feet on the 18th, and all he had to show for it was a 68.
"I was at 11 under par and then wasted a bunch of shots the last two days and was 4 over par on the first day, so you do the math", Woods said after his round.
That left him at nine under for the tournament, well behind the leaders. "This is probably the highest score I could have shot".
Woods is a five-time victor at the Memorial, the last one in 2012.
Despite struggling mightily with his ball striking right from the earlier-than-expected start-the last group teed off at 9:30 local time in anticipation of storms that never materialized-DeChambeau, who began the round with a one-shot lead, managed to scramble his was to a one-under 71. I just didn't really play well.
Along with making his second ace of the season, Cantlay blistered a 4-iron as far as he could hit it on the par-5 15th, the ball landing just short of the green and stopping 4 feet away.
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