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Dufner Has Another 65 And Opens Big Lead At Memorial

Jason Dufner wanted to put together more than just a few good rounds this week at the Memorial.

The first two put him in the record book.

Dufner holed out from 176 yards on the 18th hole for an eagle, and then added three more birdies on the front nine at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, for another 7-under 65, giving him the 36-hole scoring record at the Memorial and a five-shot lead going into the weekend.

He was at 14-under 130, one shot better than the record previously held by Rickie Fowler (2010) and Scott Hoch (1987). Neither wound up winning the tournament.

Daniel Summerhays made bogey on his last hole and shot 69 to finish five shots behind Dufner. Fowler (66) was another shot behind.

Jordan Spieth was one shot out of the lead after the opening round. He already was eight shots back when he teed off, and all he managed was a 72. Spieth and Justin Thomas (71) were tied for fourth and eight shots behind.

"Duf is obviously in full control of the ball tee to green, and you've got to be making some putts, too," Spieth said. "He had two fantastic days. He's a major champion and a multiple PGA Tour winner, he's going to be a tough guy to chase down. But again, playing with the lead on this golf course I imagine is going to be difficult."

Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, won't have to chase him. Coming off a 78 — and his first round without a birdie in nearly four years — Johnson couldn't get anything going and shot 74 to miss the cut by five shots.

"I hate missing cuts," Johnson said.

At least he had time on his side. Johnson was headed up to Wisconsin for the weekend to see Erin Hills for the first time. His fiancee, Paulina Gretzky, is expecting their second child next week before he returns for his title defense in the U.S. Open.

Zach Johnson dug deep to make the cut on the number with four birdies on his last five holes. So did Tony Finau, who birdied his last three. They all have a long way to go to get to Dufner.

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Anna Nordqvist knows how to get around Stockton Seaview — and likes the view from atop the leaderboard at the LPGA event in Galloway Township, N.J.

The two-time defending champion shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 54-hole event near Atlantic City.

"It just really fits my eye," Nordqvist said. "I have so many good memories here, obviously. It almost feels like home now with a lot of supporters and a lot of friends here."

She's trying to join fellow Swede Annika Sorenstam as the only three-time winner.

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.

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