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Jun 3rd, 2017

DJ misses the cut as Dufner breaks 36-hole record

Jason Dufner shot a second consecutive round of 65 to record a new tournament record of -14 after 36 holes at Jack Nicklaus's Memorial course at Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio.

The highlight of Dufner's round was an eagle at the par-four 18th, his ninth hole, where his six-iron from 176 yards rolled to the back fringe doing a 180 and rolling back down the slope ad into the hole. Duf takes a five shot lead into the weekend.

DJ misses the cut as Dufner breaks 36-hole record

Rickie Fowler posted a 66 to move into third place at -8, one behind Daniel Summerhays (-9). Jordan Spieth couldn't make any ground, however, shooting a level par 72 to remain at -6. Spieth's round was totalled after three bogeys on the front nine. Scotland's Martin Laird is a stroke further back at -5.

"We got two more rounds to go," said 40-year-old Duf. "We'll see how the course changes, if the wind picks up, gets running fast, it plays different. We'll just see."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-QtcVRWNEM

Meanwhile, world number one Dustin Johnson missed the cut at +8. He was in good company. Billy Horschel (+5) and John Rahm (+6) also missed the cut. All of which makes Dufner's 36 hole score even more remarkable.


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TAGS: Players, jack Nicklaus, Jason Dufner