(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — When Jason Dufner set up for his 12-foot birdie putt on his last hole of his second round at Oak Hill he was looking to break a record. Instead, he’ll have to settle for a tie.
Dufner missed the putt but hit the next as he finished shooting a 7-under, 63, tying the record for best score in a round at a major Friday at the PGA Championship.
Dufner may have not made history but he still leads the tournament at 9-under, two strokes better than Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott and Jim Furyk.
“I’m just happy to be in the position I am going into the weekend and having another chance at a major championship,” Dufner said to Turner Sports.
And in actuality, Dufner did make history. He broke Oak Hill’s course record of 64, which was held by Ben Hogan, Curtis Strange and Webb Simpson – who tied the record earlier in the day.
Tiger Woods shot a even-par 70, leaving him 10 strokes back heading into the weekend.
“I got to do my job tomorrow and post something in the mid to low 60’s,” Woods said when explaining how he can get back in the tournament. “Like some of the guys did today. Some of the guys were 7-under through 14, 7-under through 13. It definitely can be done.”
The final pairing of Dufner and Scott are scheduled to tee off at 2:55 PM Eastern on Saturday.
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