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Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial”

"It'd be fantastic to put another two good rounds and make a run on the weekend but you can't think too much about that".

It had nothing to do with his swing. However, he bounced back with a 68 Sunday to secure the three-stroke win. With Fowler just off the green needing a birdie to potentially force a play-off, the mild-mannered Dufner proceeded to roll in his putt from 32 feet.

After two weather delays, including one after his drive with a two shot lead on the eighteenth hole, Jason Dufner emerged from a confusing pack on Sunday to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. His lie was so bad that when play resumed he could not even scythe a wedge back to the fairway. I think the one thing that also helps it gives me something to think about other than my stroke or holing this putt or the situation I'm in. It is a 72 hole tournament.

"I know I can play well here", he said. One day after he set the 36-hole scoring record, Dufner shot a 77 and was four shots behind.

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler were among those in the hunt as of mid-afternoon Sunday. That's why the Masters is my favorite tournament, because everybody that's played golf at a high level has played that golf course, right? "It's just a couple things that separate what I did today and the guys that finished second, third and fourth". I just needed to get myself together. I almost had a chance to win there."I really don't have any goals tomorrow besides give all my efforts into each shot", Summerhays said.While there was no pressure on the long putt, Dufner sank it anyway."My game's really solid right now".

The last three winners of the Memorial had never won on the PGA Tour, and Summerhays fits that mold.

He was happier about the first reference.

Dufner's putter wobbled at times, as it is wont to do, but when you have 2- and 3-footers, even the shakiest of putters can close that out.

"It's paying a little bit better", Dufner answered.

He earned $1,566,000, the largest paycheck of his career. He had a colorful scorecard on the front nine Sunday, as well, posting three birdies and three bogeys.

The 20-year-old Coletta shot a 73 and finished in a share of 25th.

Golfer Daniel Summerhays seized a three-shot lead at the PGA Tour's Memorial tournament on Saturday as overnight leader Jason Dufner ballooned to five-over par 77 in the third round. "I've had a pretty good year this year", said Dufner, who missed the cut in his previous start but had four top-13 finishes in his last seven starts.

The three-time European Tour victor had five birdies and a bogey at Barseback. He is better with the putter, though his strength remains his iron play, and it was close to flawless.

He stuffed his approach on No. 10 to 4 feet and holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-3 12th. He already was eight shots back when he teed off, and all he managed was a 72. With that left for par and hanging onto a two-shot lead, Dufner drained the long putt to essentially seal the deal.

"I made the swings and couldn't convert and make the birdies", Fowler said.

Summerhays was seen getting a handshake from Jack Nicklaus when he came off the final green and the two talked for several seconds. Dufner won the tournament. His final birdie of the day on No. 17 clinched the lead. Rain has been an annual tradition at this event since 1976 when Nicklaus founded it.

Rickie Fowler tees off on the fifth hole during the third round of. Matt Kuchar was in second at 10-under.



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