Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

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"I'll take it. Sixty-five to start the tournament is a good place to be". He ended with a three-shot lead.

MALMO, Sweden - English golfer Chris Wood moved into a one-stroke lead despite a bogey in his last hole in the third round of the Nordea Masters.

The shot that got the most attention was Dufner's 6-iron that he holed on No. 18 for his eagle.

Even with a bogey on the final hole, Dufner had a 7-under 65 for his best score Thursday at Muirfield Village, giving him a tie for the lead with David Lingmerth.

He made four straight bogeys on the front nine and lost his five-shot lead in five holes.

In other words, the Memorial's stacked leaderboard should make for a dramatic finish in some shape or form as the proceedings get set to conclude.

"I did everything pretty well", said Dufner.

At least he's still in the game, and he has plenty of company.

Summerhays was at 13-under 203.

"Last summer was a big deal for me, playing in the final two, three groups at the U.S. Open", he said. "It looked like after 36 holes that none of us were going to have a chance at it". Justin Thomas (69) and Bubba Watson (68) were another shot back.

Day carded four birdies against three bogeys Friday in another frustrating round on what is his home course.

Four birdies and two bogeys continued the theme of consistent golf for Leishman in 2017 where he has already secured his second career victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Fowler is six shots back of Dufner.

But the Columbus resident Day lamented just three opening rounds under par in nine starts at Muirfield Village, where he is a member.

Dufner, 40, has won just four times on Tour, but he is a Major champion courtesy of the US PGA crown he earned in 2013. Another dry day, and anything can happen.

Despite his excellent first round, the 29-year-old Lingmerth remained cautious.

With a change at the top of the world rankings looming on Sunday (tomorrow, Singapore time), South Korea's Ryu So Yeon made little headway in making sure she is the one to supplant world No. 1 Lydia Ko at the end of the tournament. He dropped two shots on the back nine but also birdied the 15th to leave himself on four under for the tournament. With a back left pin, the shot fit what he was trying to do, and he said the bonus was that it found the bottom of the cup. Kim won the Reignwood LPGA Classic late previous year in China for her fourth tour title.

Moriya Jutanugarn, Jeong Eun Lee, Jenny Shin and Jennifer Song were tied for second, and Paula Creamer, Pornanong Phatlum and In-Kyung Kim followed at 66. "Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there's a double bogey somewhere in there". Having a week. He's been sneaking up the board all day and is now alone in second at 10 under following three straight birdies.

Until this year. Summerhays came into this week 157th in the FedExCup standings, his best result a T16 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Italy's Renato Paratore (72) was second, and France's Benjamin Hebert (71) and Englishmen Graeme Storm (68) and Max Orrin (73) followed at 5 under.

Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who eagled the par-5 9th, was two strokes behind after a 70.

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