DUBLIN, Ohio — The No. 1 actor in a universe will have a singular weekend off.
Dustin Johnson was incompetent to overcome a bad opening spin during a Memorial and missed a cut for a second time this year.
Dufner leads, sets 36-hole record during Memorial
Jason Dufner holed out from a 18th fairway and afterwards combined 3 some-more birdies on a front 9 for another 7-under 65 to set a 36-hole record during Muirfield Village.
Sniper investigate gives Dufner an edge
Breathing techniques that are mostly used by snipers can apparently assistance your golf game. Case in point? Jason Dufner, who owns a 5-shot corner during Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament.
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Tiger is clearly a subject du jour of a golf world, so what’s a feeling on tour? And what disproportion has that done this week during a Memorial Tournament? This week’s unknown caddie fills us in.
If there’s a splendid side for Johnson — who followed a birdie-free 6-over 78 with a 74 on Friday — it is that he’ll have some-more time to prepared to urge his U.S. Open pretension in dual weeks. First, though, he’ll go home to Florida for a birth of his second child.
Johnson was tied for 97th during 8 over.
“It felt like if something could go bad, it went bad,” Johnson said. “It was one thing after a other.”
Phil Mickelson, who played with Johnson, pronounced no one should doubt that Johnson will be behind competing on a weekend as a fibre of majors starts with a Open on Jun 15.
“He had one or dual bad holes. He had a garland of things only not go his way,” pronounced Mickelson, who was 4 under. “When we watch him play, it’s conspicuous how most improved he’s gotten over a years and how good he is.”
Things really didn’t go Johnson’s approach during Muirfield Village.
His forgettable initial spin enclosed a triple-bogey on a par-3 16th after he strike his initial shot in a water, and a double-bogey on a sixth hole when he three-putted from 4 feet.
It was a initial time in 4 years he unsuccessful to make a birdie in a round.
Johnson started with a spook Friday and had dual birdies before creation a turn. On a seventh hole, he strike his second shot 227 yards to 6 feet though lipped out a eagle putt and staid for a birdie. He had 3 bogeys on a behind nine.
That was out of character. The 32-year-old Johnson has won 3 times — Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship and WGC-Dell Match Play — and has 4 other top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi on a European Tour. He missed a cut in Jan during Torrey Pines.
His prior misfortune measure this year was a second-round 75 during a Wells Fargo Championship final month, his initial contest after blank a Masters given of a behind damage suffered when he fell on stairs. In his past dual outings, he tied for 12th and 13th.
Next he’ll get prepared to conduct to Wisconsin to see if he can be a initial actor given Curtis Strange in 1989 to win back-to-back U.S. Opens.