Spieth right back in the mix at Memorial

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Daniel Summerhays shot a 4-under 68 that took him from a five-shot deficit to a three-shot lead Saturday in the Memorial.

Five shots back to start the day, Summerhays made up that deficit in five holes, when his playing partner, the 36-hole leader Jason Dufner, imploded nearly immediately.

Justin Thomas, victor of the first two events of the year in Hawaii, joined Watson on nine under after carding a four-birdie 69, while Dufner also shares third place despite a day to forget for the former PGA champion. That's the one thing about today I'm kind of disappointed about, I didn't put the ball off the tee where I needed to.

Johnson will defend his US Open title at Erin Hills in Wisconsin in two weeks' time - and the Memorial is seen as a key tournament in the build-up to the season's second major.

Lingmerth, the 2015 champion at Muirfield Village, had a mixed round that included eight birdies, an eagle and three bogeys.

Fowler picked up some momentum at the end, sinking a 13-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and getting a robust cheer from the crowd. He ended his back nine with a pair of bogeys, then finished in style with four birdies over his last five holes. Summerhays has finished in the top 100 in the FedExCup for each of the past five seasons, and previous year finished T8 at the U.S. Open and third at the PGA Championship. "I had so many good looks at birdie". Dufner found his worst trait in putting was not having a consistent routine and getting too fast, nearly as if he wanted to get it over with quickly.

Former world number one Jordan Spieth had three birdies and three bogeys in an even par 72 that left him tied for fourth on six-under 138.

He carded the first of his three bogeys on the day at the par-4 18th hole to make the turn at 2 under. Fowler is six shots back of Dufner.

The 33-year-old Leishman, who leads the Memorial field in driving accuracy, said his career-best form off the tee fills him with confidence before the US Open. The second seed needed three hours, 15 minutes against a persistent Argentinian.

"I'd like to be closer", he said.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Anna Nordqvist knows how to get around Stockton Seaview - and likes the view from atop the ShopRite LPGA Classic leaderboard. Ko, also skipping the event, was guaranteed to lose the top spot to Jutanugarn or Ryu, and Jutanugarn got the position when Ryu failed to finish solo third or better. I made some nice pars and rolled in some putts, " Dufner said. Kim won the Reignwood LPGA Classic late past year in China for her fourth tour title.

Johnson was the biggest name to miss the cut, joined by rising Spanish talent Jon Rahm, who bowed out early for just the second time since turning pro past year.

Moriya Jutanugarn and Lee each shot 70.


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