DUBLIN, Ohio – Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will play together for a third straight round Saturday at the Memorial.
Spieth, Thomas have same goal – catch Dufner
In the clubhouse at 6 under par, Spieth and Thomas are tied for fourth through 36 holes with Jamie Lovemark.
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Problem is, they’re eight shots back of Jason Dufner.
“Not really sure what course Duf is playing,” Spieth joked. “We’ll get out there tomorrow and try to take a run at him.”
Spieth posted rounds of 66-72 while Thomas went 67-71 as they played alongside Kevin Kisner (5 under par).
After finishing out late Friday, Spieth and Thomas made their media rounds as a team. Asked a joint question, Thomas elbowed Spieth and told him, “You got this one, bro.”
While they’re obviously competing against one another, they’re in the same predicament.
“We’re up the leaderboard a little bit but still far enough back that we’re almost chasing a ghost in Dufner’s score, where it frees us up a little bit,” Spieth said.
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“Duf is obviously in full control of the ball tee to green. … He had two fantastic days. He’s a major champion and a multiple PGA Tour winner. He’s going to be a tough guy to chase down. But again, playing with the lead on this golf course, I imagine, is going to be difficult.”