Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017.
World number six Spieth was one shot off the lead after an opening round of 66, but three bogeys on the front nine saw him drop to tied fourth. He hit two balls in the water on the back nine. Dufner's closest pursuers are Daniel Summerhays, who is 9-under after shooting 68 on Friday, and Rickie Fowler, who is 8-under after shooting 66.
The three-time European Tour victor had five birdies and a bogey at Barseback. Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Jamie Lovemark are eight-strokes off the lead after two-rounds. The four-time victor on the PGA Tour has always been regarded as a strong ball striker, with success coming when he managed to hole a few putts.
The two-time defending champion shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 54-hole event near Atlantic City.
That gets him to three under on the round and puts him in contention on the weekend for really the first time all season.
Cavaliers: James' 3-pointer in the third quarter moved him past Reggie Miller (320) for second place on the National Basketball Association postseason list, which is led by Ray Allen with 385.
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Anaheim's Ryan Kesler, Andrew Cogliano and Antoine Vermette have all scored just one goal apiece over the Ducks' 16 playoff games. Colin Wilson and Austin Watson scored the other Nashville goals, and Pekka Rinne stopped 32 of 33 Anaheim shots.
Eastern time at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Lingmerth had no such problems: "I caught some breaks when I missed the fairway and still had some fairly good opportunities from the rough", he told Golf Channel. Take a quick look at any of his past five seasons and you'll notice he rarely misses a cut while often finishing inside the top-25. He tried to play a ideal shot and barely got it out, then chipped down to 5 feet and missed the putt, making double bogey.
"Did everything pretty well", the low-keyed Dufner said after his round.
"I think there's only a couple of guys who have not gone through the learning curve, said the 33-year-old, who finished a quiet third at last year's PGA Championship".
"I really don't have any goals tomorrow besides give all my efforts into each shot", Summerhays said. "If you read anything about sniper shooters and when they shoot, they're really focused on their heartbeat and breathing".
"It's a tough golf course, definitely", Nordqvist said.