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    March 12, 2019 8:27 PM CDT

    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out. He had only five rounds in the 60s in his previous eight trips. Even with a bogey on his final hole Saturday, he had a 3-under 69 for his third straight round in the 60s this week. Watson is 11 under on the par 5s, the key to scoring. Best of all, he walked off the course with a one-shot lead over Scott Langley in the Memorial. Not bad for a guy who has never finished better than a tie for 23rd. "Its all about maturity," Watson said. "Thinking around the golf course a lot better -- its my ninth year on tour, so better thinking on the golf course is creating better shots. Hitting a lot more greens. Hitting a lot more fairways. Putting a little better this year. When you add all that up, it turns into better scores. Watson was at 12-under 204 and in position for his third win of the year. "I have a shot," Watson said. "Id like the same score tomorrow and let the boys beat me if they can beat me." Plenty of them should have a chance. With a bogey on the final hole, Watsons lead shrunk to one shot over Langley, who had a 67 to make it an all-southpaw final pairing Sunday. Langley has not been in the final group since his rookie debut two years ago in Honolulu. The most famous Lefty, Phil Mickelson, had a 72 and was 10 shots out of the lead while coping with reports he is involved in a federal investigation of insider trading. Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents approached him after the first round this week. Otherwise, he went about his business on the golf course. "Its not going to change the way I carry myself," Mickelson said. "Honestly, Ive done nothing wrong. Im not going to walk around any other way." Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made birdie on his last hole for a 69 and was two shots behind. Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world and coming off a win at the Colonial last week, made eagle on the 15th that sparked another surge up the leaderboard. With a bogey on the last hole, he had a 68 and still was only three shots behind. "Its going to be tough," Scott said about his three-shot deficit to the Masters champion. "Hes playing great this year, and I just have to post a number. Im in a good position where I can possibly post a number, and that makes life a little harder for the leader." The 36-hole leader had a tough enough time. Paul Casey, who started Saturday with a three-shot lead. That was gone in three holes when Watson made a pair of birdie, and Casey missed more than his share of putts that keep rounds together. He ended with a double bogey for a 76. He still was in range, however, part of a large group at 8-under 208 that included Jordan Spieth (67), Charl Schwartzel (67) and Byron Nelson winner Brendon Todd (69). Watson already has won at Riviera and Augusta National this year. He has tried to make it a point of keeping golf fun -- Bubba Golf, he likes to call it -- instead of getting wrapped up in expectations. His performance on the par 5s took a slight hit on the 11th hole when his drive found the water, he chose to lay up because of the front hole location and missed his 12-foot par putt. He followed by missing birdie chances of 7 feet on the 13th hole and 3 1/2 feet on the 14th hole, a chance to build some separation. But he rolled in a 12-foot birdie on the 15th and was back in control until the 18th. Watson pulled his approach well right of the green, and his chip ran through the green and into the fringe against the collar. Using a fairway metal to chip, it appeared that the club moved his ball before the stroke, though Watson says he didnt touch it and television replays made it clear that the ball didnt leave its position. Langley doesnt hit the ball as long as Watson. His game is about efficiency and control, and he has shown that by taking a streak of 40 straight holes without a bogey into the final round. Much like Watson, he saw the simple pleasures of a round at Muirfield Village. "Any time you shoot in the 60s here, pretty happy about it," Langley said. "Tough place." Langley grew up in the Midwest and went to school at Illinois. He has played plenty in the Columbus area in college and says he "never cracked an egg" whether he was at the Scarlett Course at Ohio State or Scioto. The good news for Langley? Muirfield Village is in Dublin. Cheap Nike Dunk For Sale. -- Craig Anderson has quite a record against his former team, the Florida Panthers. Cheap Nike Dunk Free Shipping. New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the opening round of the post-season. The Rangers struggled throughout against the lowly Sabres and goalie Matt Hackett, who played in just his seventh NHL game of the season. Stevenson scored the first three goals of the game in the first period for Regina (35-22-6), which has won eight of its last 10 games. Patrick DAmico added two for the Pats, Braden Christoffer had a single and Morgan Klimchuk chipped in a goal and four assists. Wholesale Nike Dunk China. Toronto has lost six of its last eight games but is coming off Thursdays 7-3 victory at Kansas City. Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus both went deep for the Blue Jays, who are second in the American League with 34 home runs on the season. Cheap Nike Dunk China. Smith has spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, playing both left and right field, and has a .275 batting average with 51 homers and 181 RBIs in 487 major league games.What is it like to be an English coach overseas as the national team struggles? Englishman Stephen Constantine is the coach of India and faces the stigma that comes with his home country’s dwindling international reputation. He has strong views on the FA’s failings… For all the popularity of the Premier League across the globe, there is a sense that English football itself is outdated, old-fashioned, unsophisticated. The Premier League appeals because it is international, not because it is English. The homeland is no longer seen as a source of knowledge; the fountain head, it is felt has dried up.And yet a handful remain, heirs to a tradition that dates back a century or more, pioneers and mavericks and adventurers who have left home far behind to continue the spirit that first drove Fred Pentland and William Garbutt to set sail. Their work is in more exotic locations … Their impact is harder to measure. Their life, too, is harder. - Rory Smith, Mister Stephen Constantine is frustrated. England have suffered another embarrassing elimination from a major tournament and he knows what happens next. For those within the cosy confines of St Georges Park, its to be a period of introspection. For those abroad, at footballs coal face, the reputational consequences will be altogether more real. England launch three-point plan The Football Association has launched a three-point plan in a bid to find the next England manager. They find us extremely arrogant, Constantine tells Sky Sports. After spending the best part of 25 years abroad, he understands better than most what the perception is of the English coach. Not that hes expecting anyone at the FA to ask him. Our FA doesnt do anything to help coaches abroad, he adds. We dont even exist to them.Its not just a line. Constantine has experienced it first-hand. Hes in his second spell in charge of India and has also coached the national teams of Malawi, Sudan and Rwanda. But when he applied for the vacant England Under-21 managers position in 2013, he received short shrift from his home FA. I put my name forward and 36 hours later I got a reply saying they wouldnt be taking it any further, he explains. One of the criteria they had for the job was to have had international experience as a manager. Then they appointed Gareth Southgate who has had zero experience as an international manager. Gareth Southgate was named as Englands Under-21 manager in 2013 The feeling is that youre either in the loop or youre out. Its a recurring theme of Rory Smiths brilliant new book Mister, the tale of the men who taught the world how to beat the English at their own game. That compulsion to spread footballs gospel has always been oddly juxtaposed with the inward-looking approach of Englands administrators.Its not just the lament of a coach seeking greater recognition in his homeland. Its a practical problem for the country. When youre closed off to new ideas, they pass you by. English coaches are simply no longer part of the conversation. It seems footballs own version of Brexit happened long ago.When you go abroad, the good jobs are taken by the Dutch, the Germans, the French and the Spanish, says Constantine. Why? Because their FAs promote them. Ill give you an example. In Azerbaijan, youve got 10 league clubs and eight of the clubs technical directors are Germans. Its something that the German FA have helped institute. Paul Ince questions whether Englands footballers have their right attitude The English FA dont really put the resources into it. They dont try to get English coaches jobs abroad. Why would you do that? Well, because one day you might need something. Maybe some information or knowledge. When that day comes, the Spanish have someone there, the Italians and Germans have someone. We dont.There are so many things wrong with how we approach things. I really dont think we understannd what they really think of us abroad.dddddddddddd. We generally seem to feel that whatever we are doing is the way its supposed to be and whatever everyone else is doing outside is not. I think thats held against us.Constantine is doing his bit. The 53-year-old has helped to establish the British Coaches Abroad Association to share ideas, information and opportunities. The reason I started that is because I know how hard it is to get a job outside and then to stay outside with the issues and problems you face, he explains. So I thought why not set something up. Constantine alongside Brazilian legend and then Japan coach Zico in 2004 Now, if somebody wants a job in India, people can say, Stephen Constantines there, what do you need? I had a call last week and somebody wanted to go to China. I know a couple of guys there so I arranged for him to see a couple of training sessions while hes there. It doesnt mean hell get a job but it alerts other Brits to the network thats out there.His own work in India is going well. The national team recently won their first World Cup qualifying games since 2004 and tasted victory in the South Asian Championship in January. Constantine has blooded 28 new players in 18 months and succeeded in bringing the average of the squad down from 32 to 24.Even so, the challenges are vast. There are states in India that are bigger than the UK and they just dont have the infrastructure, he admits. Im taking 12 to 14 flights a month around the country looking at players. I cant just confine myself to the first division and the Indian Super League. Celebrations for India during a World Cup qualifier against Guam Hes found national team players in under-19 sides and even in the army. Next month hell take them on a tour of the United States in the hope of placing players in professional clubs there. My job is supposed to be just as coach of the national team but its about building foundations, he says. Id say my job is that of a builder. Its what I do. I build teams.The trips back home are rare. This month hes been visiting his daughter in Brighton and we speak as he travels up to London to take in a show, the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys Theatre. So is he actively seeking the opportunity to return to the country where he last worked as Millwalls reserve-team coach a decade ago? Its a complex question.If theres nothing available for you in England, you kind of have to go outside, he admits. But if you were to ask these people, a lot of them would like to come back to England given the opportunity. The problem is that Constantine is acutely aware that he is likely to get only one crack at coaching in England. Henry on Wengers England link Thierry Henry believes Arsene Wenger is unlikely to want the England job. With that in mind, he recently turned down a League One job. The assistant had already been appointed, he wasnt allowed to bring in his own staff and there were only seven players. I felt Id be doing it with one hand tied behind my back, he says. To be honest, I think Im only going to get one opportunity in England. So if I take a job it has to be right.He adds: Its a huge issue if you havent played for an elite club in England. I realised that quite early on. My names not Ray Wilkins or whoever. I cant go into one job and it not work out then find myself in another job six months later. If I fail in England itll be, Right, you tried England and you werent up to it. See you later. Thats how I feel.Its a practical attitude, but it shouldnt be confused with that of someone expecting to fail. On the contrary, the more Constantine speaks, the more it becomes clear that his experiences have left him uniquely placed to succeed. Football holds few surprises when youve seen it from his perspective.Given the way that football is at the moment with the amount of different nationalities you have to deal with I feel far better equipped than the coaches whove never coached abroad, he says. I know what it takes to make foreign players feel comfortable. I had 13 nationalities in my squad in Cyprus.How do you deal with that Rwandan striker who cant necessarily speak English and isnt happy? How do you get into his head and get him to produce results? Look, if I can get people who dont speak English to work for me, imagine what I could do with English players. Perhaps thats the sort of imagination that the Football Association continue to lack.Stephen Constantine features in Mister: The Men Who Taught The World How To Beat England At Their Own Game, by Rory Smith Also See: Henry on Wengers England link England launch three-point plan Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '