Daniel Summerhays three shots clear entering final round of Memorial Tournament

Lingmerth, Dufner share Memorial lead as Spieth chases, Johnson falters

Jason Dufner hit the first 17 greens in regulation on the way to six birdies and an eagle before his only bogey of the day at 18 dropped him into a tie for first.

Jordan Spieth and Daniel Summerhays are tied for third, one shot behind Lingmerth and Dufner at 6-under 66.

"We got to spend a decent amount of time together and that was fun", Fowler said.

The 2013 PGA Championship victor has shot consecutive 65s at Muirfield Village Golf Club, setting a Memorial Tournament record and opening up a comfortable lead through two rounds.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson signed for a 68 and headed a group on 207 that also included Justin Thomas and Dufner - whose dismal round included a double bogey seven at the par-five 11th and a bogey at the 18th, where the 2013 PGA Championship victor was in the water off the tee.

Lingmerth, whose first PGA Tour victory came at the Memorial two years ago, also bogeyed his last hole on an ideal day for scoring.

But it was a disastrous day for world number one Dustin Johnson in Ohio. "I'm sure LeBron probably thinks he could play better, and you tip your hat off to KD".

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Six players stand at five under, including Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and last week's victor at Colonial, Kevin Kisner. "I can always get into the top five and there's a lot of FedEx Cup points and prize money at stake", said Leishman.

The Jack Nicklaus-founded Memorial tournament has attracted a stellar field as usual in what for many players is a final tune-up before the U.S. Open, with Johnson set to defend his title at Erin Hills in Wisconsin in two weeks' time.

"I managed to still get some decent lies out of the ones that missed the fairway", Lingmerth said.

Dufner endured a nightmare with the putter and compounded his misery by driving into a water hazard at the last for a closing bogey and a five-over 77, only one shot shy of the day's worst score.

Dufner, who was once ranked as high as No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking and now sits at No. 65, hasn't quite been able to find the winner's circle in a while but that doesn't mean that he hasn't been playing solid golf. "But again, playing with the lead on this golf course I imagine is going to be hard".

He also had a bogey and a double-bogey. Rickie Fowler is in third at eight-under.

"The last thing I said before I hit it was, the idea is to have the pin stop it". "Subconsciously I'm just putting, but I'm more focused on my breathing and where I'm at with that".

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