Troy Merritt watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Steve Helber
August 01, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) Troy Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Kevin Chappell after three rounds in the Quicken Loans National.

Merritt moved to the top of the leaderboard even before the second-round leaders hit their first shots. He had 11 birdies and a bogey on the par-5 eighth hole.

Chappell had a 67 to join him at 14-under 199.

The challengers at the tournament midpoint included Tiger Woods, but the two-time champion and tournament host was errant off the tee early, gave back three strokes in his first 12 holes and finished with a 74 to drop into a tie for 42nd at 5 under.

Rickie Fowler was one shot back after a 68, and Jason Bohn (67), Whee Kim (67), Charles Howell III (67) and David Lingmerth (68) were 12 under with a round left at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

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