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Dufner Sets New Memorial 36-Hole Scoring Record

 

When you’re in the zone, you’re in the zone. Just ask Jason Dufner. The former major winner has been putting on an absolute clinic during the first two days of the Memorial firing consecutive 7-under 65s and jumping out to a five-stroke lead heading into the weekend. His total of 14-under marks the lowest 36-hole score in the history of Jack’s tournament. Of course, shots like these help.

Playing the par-4 18th at Muirfield Village, his ninth hole of the day, Dufner found himself with 176-yards left for his second when he hit this beautiful iron shot and used the contours of the green to perfection. The ball landed softly, rolled up to the back fringe, made a U-turn and tracked in like a putt for the eagle two, prompting as much of a reaction you will ever see from the usually-flatlined Dufner. 

Daniel Summerhays in currently in second at 9-under with Rickie Fowler, who shot a stellar 66, at 8-under. Jordan Spieth shot even in round two and sits in a tie for fourth with good buddy Justin Thomas. Phil remains perfect on the season in cuts made and is at 4-under, while World No.1 Dustin Johnson uncharacteristically missed his first cut since January. 

 

Meanwhile across the pond at the European Tour’s Nordea Masters Alexander Levy had a slightly different reaction when he holed out for eagle:

Also, in case you are wondering, this is what impact should look like:

Jamie Donaldson currently leads the way in Sweden at 8-under.

 

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