The Memorial: Dufner Collapses; Summerhays Takes 54 Hole Lead


Daniel Summerhays posted a 4-under 68 on Saturday at Muirfield Village, and heads into Sunday’s final round with a three shot lead over Matt Kuchar (67) at the Memorial.

Summerhays is at 13-under 203, following a efficient third-round which included five birdies and just one lone bogey.

Kuchar, who moved up five positions, from T7 to solo-2, started out slow, going even-par through seven. But then closed his front-nine with back-to-back birdies, and finished strong with four more birdies over the final six holes to get to 10-under.

Jason Dufner, who entered the day five up on the field, started out par-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey on holes 1-5, and never recovered. A birdie on 7 was quickly wiped out by two balls into the water and a double-bogey-7 on the par-5 11th.

Dufner traded birdies with bogeys down the stretch, ending the day with a 5-over 77. Despite the ugliness, Dufner is still in the hunt at 9-under, and just four off the lead, tied for third with Bubba Watson (68) and Justin Thomas (69).

Jamie Lovemark (70) and Rickie Fowler (72) are five back at 8-under, and tied for sixth.

Rounding out the top-10, and tied for the eighth spot at 7-under, is the trio of Kevin Streelman (67), Kevin Kisner (70) and Jordan Spieth (71).

Moving Day

The mover of the day at Muirfield was James Hahn, who jumped 46 spots up the leaderboard, all the way to T14, following a sizzling 7-under 65.

Hahn actually struggled out of the gate, and was at 1-over after two holes. But then dropped 10 (yes, 10!) birdies over the next 13 holes (3-15). The 35-year-old got sloppy down the stretch, with bogeys on 16 and 17, but it was still good enough for the low round of the day.

World No. 3 Jason Day was another big mover, thanks to a 5-under 67 which allowed him to jump from T50 (2-over) to T27 (3-under).

Top 10

1 Daniel Summerhays -13
2 Matt Kuchar -10
T3 Jason Dufner -9
T3 Bubba Watson -9
T3 Justin Thomas -9
T6 Jamie Lovemark -8
T6 Rickie Fowler -8
T8 Kevin Streelman -7
T8 Jordan Spieth -7
T8 Kevin Kisner -7

Video Highlights


“Today was pretty pathetic on all accounts, so have to play better tomorrow.”
Jason Dufner, 36-hole leader

“A train wreck can happen at any moment. And that’s why it’s such a great golf course because it does test everything. Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there’s a double bogey somewhere in there.”
Daniel Summerhays, 54-hole leader

Full Leaderboard

1Daniel Summerhays-13-4
2Matt Kuchar-10-5
T3Bubba Watson-9-4
T3Justin Thomas-9-3
T3Jason Dufner-95
T6Jamie Lovemark-8-2
T6Rickie Fowler-8E
T8Kevin Streelman-7-5
T8Kevin Kisner-7-2
T8Jordan Spieth-7-1
T11Jason Kokrak-6-2
T11Shane Lowry-6-2
T11David Lingmerth-6-1
T14James Hahn-5-7
T14Jim Herman-5-5
T14Steve Stricker-5-3
T14Pat Perez-5-3
T14Byeong Hun An-5-1
T19Ross Fisher-4-2
T19Bud Cauley-4-2
T19Charl Schwartzel-4-1
T19Phil Mickelson-4E
T19Kyle Stanley-4-1
T19Marc Leishman-4E
T19Lucas Glover-4E
T19Emiliano Grillo-41
T27Jason Day-3-5
T27Stewart Cink-3-4
T27Peter Uihlein-3-4
T27Anirban Lahiri-3-3
T27William McGirt-3-2
T27Sam Saunders-3-1
T27Adam Scott-3-1
T27Bill Haas-3-1
T27Brooks Koepka-3-1
T27Brett Coletta-3E
T27Graham DeLaet-31
T38Jonas Blixt-2-2
T38Cheng Tsung Pan-2-2
T38Harold Varner, III-2-2
T38Grayson Murray-2-1
T38Padraig Harrington-2E
T38Martin Laird-23
T44Tony Finau-1-4
T44Brian Stuard-1-1
T44Charley Hoffman-1E
T47Ricky BarnesE-3
T47Mackenzie HughesE-2
T47Soren KjeldsenE-1
T47Kevin ChappellE-1
T47Ben MartinE-1
T47Nick TaylorE-1
T53Zach Johnson1-2
T53Brendan Steele1E
T53Gary Woodland1E
T53Patrick Cantlay12
T53Camilo Villegas13
T58Zac Blair2-1
T58Sung-hoon Kang2-1
T58Cameron Smith21
T61Patrick Rodgers3E
T61Webb Simpson32
T61Danny Lee33
T61Russell Knox36
T65D.A. Points41
T65Ollie Schniederjans41
T65Hideki Matsuyama44
T65Greg Chalmers45
T69Sean O'Hair52
T69Vaughn Taylor55
T71Curtis Luck63
T71Alex Cejka63
T71Patrick Reed63
T71K.J. Choi63
75Rod Pampling76
76Matthew Griffin86
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