DUBLIN, Ohio — Jason Dufner wished to place collectively greater than just some good rounds this week at the Memorial. The first two put him within the document e-book.

Dufner holed out from 176 yards on the 18th gap for an eagle, after which added three extra birdies on the entrance 9 at Muirfield Village for an additional 7-under 65. That put him at 130 and gave him the 36-hole scoring document at the Memorial.

Scott Hoch in 1987 and Rickie Fowler in 2010 beforehand shared the document at 13-under 131. Neither went on to win the event.

Dufner had a six-shot lead over Fowler when he completed, after which needed to wait to see what sort of margin he would have going into the weekend. He performed Friday morning in heat, sunny and pristine scoring situation on greens which might be pure as any on the PGA Tour.

Jordan Spieth, one shot behind Dufner after the opening spherical, was amongst these taking part in within the afternoon.

The shot that obtained essentially the most consideration was Dufner’s 6-iron that he holed on No. 18 for his eagle. With a again left pin, the shot match what he was making an attempt to do, and he mentioned the bonus was that it discovered the underside of the cup.

The key to his nice play was his placing, one thing Dufner not often says. When requested about it at Kapalua to start out the yr, Dufner mentioned: “I’ve been putting bad for 17 years. It’s tough to change.” (The Associated Press)

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