Byrd, Furyk share Memorial lead

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Jonathan Byrd and Jim Furyk moved into a share of the lead at halfway in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

American duo Jonathan Byrd and Jim Furyk moved into a share of a one-stroke halfway lead over Mike Weir and Mark Wilson at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Byrd carded a solid bogey-free four-under-par 68 to move onto seven under overall, while Weir scattered three bogeys across his card but crucially picked up the fifth birdie of his second round at the 18th to take his place at the top of the leaderboard after a two-under 70.
Former Masters champion Weir moved up into a tie for third with a second-round 69 which included six birdies and three bogey.
The Canadian was joined at six under par by Wilson, who reached the turn in four under but dropped two shots over his final five holes to miss out on the outright lead after being forced to settle for a second-round 70.
Japan’s Ryuji Imada (69) and Matt Bettencourt (68) sit tied for fifth a further shot off the pace, with Ernie Els (70), Davis Love III (68) and first-round leader Luke Donald (76) in a group at four under.
During his first round Donald reeled off eight birdies in nine holes around the turn to leap to the top of the overnight leaderboard, but his second-round four-over-par effort included just one birdie and four of his five bogeys over the final seven holes of his opening nine holes.
After starting on the back nine, he pulled a shot back with a first birdie of the second day at the par-four first, but handed the shot back two holes later before playing his last seven holes in level par.
World number one Tiger Woods dropped down the leaderboard after carding a two-over 74 to join world number three Paul Casey (70) at one under and tied for 24th.
“I’m encouraged by that,” Woods said. “I just need to hit my irons a little better and obviously make the short ones. I missed two or three of those today.”
Although six shots off the pace, Woods and Casey will be around for the whole weekend, unlike Open champion Padraig Harrington who missed the cut by four strokes after slumping to a five-over-par 77 to drop to eight over.
World number nine Vijay Singh, Justin Rose, Brian Davis and Adam Scott also missed the cut.
All the second round scores & totals in the USPGA Tour The Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 72):

137 Jim Furyk 67 70, Jonathan Byrd 69 68
138 Mike Weir (Can) 69 69, Mark Wilson 68 70
139 Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 70 69, Matt Bettencourt 71 68
140 Rodney Pampling (Aus) 69 71, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 72 68, Davis Love III 72 68, Chris DiMarco 73 67, Matt Kuchar 73 67, Stewart Cink 68 72, Jason Day (Aus) 67 73, Steve Marino 68 72, Ernie Els (Rsa) 70 70, Luke Donald (Eng) 64 76
141 Dustin Johnson 73 68, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 72 69, Alex Cejka (Ger) 73 68
142 Michael Letzig 72 70, Bubba Watson 71 71, Ben Curtis 71 71, Troy Matteson 69 73
143 Charley Hoffman 71 72, Tiger Woods 69 74, Kevin Na 71 72, Paul Casey (Eng) 73 70, Hunter Mahan 74 69, Will MacKenzie 70 73, K J Choi (Kor) 73 70, Johnson Wagner 69 74, Rocco Mediate 73 70
144 Steve Stricker 70 74, Jerry Kelly 72 72, Nick Watney 73 71, Zach Johnson 71 73, Lucas Glover 75 69, Kevin Sutherland 69 75, Webb Simpson 73 71, Reinier Saxton (Ned) 69 75, Nicholas Thompson 69 75
145 Jeff Overton 76 69, John Senden (Aus) 71 74, Lee Janzen 72 73, Woody Austin 75 70, David Duval 71 74, Tom Lehman 71 74, Tom Pernice Jnr. 71 74, Chez Reavie 71 74, D.A. Points 75 70, Kenny Perry 72 73, George McNeill 76 69, Camilo Villegas (Col) 71 74, Marc Turnesa 72 73, Richard Sterne (Rsa) 74 71, Y.E. Yang (Kor) 73 72
146 Mathew Goggin (Aus) 73 73, Bill Haas 74 72, Ian Poulter (Eng) 75 71, Ted Purdy 67 79, Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 72 74, Nick O’Hern (Aus) 73 73, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 72 74
147 Jeff Klauk 76 71, Erik Compton 72 75, Brett Quigley 74 73, Jeff Quinney 75 72, Steve Lowery 76 71, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 71 76, D.J. Trahan 73 74
148 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa) 74 74, Scott McCarron 74 74, Robert Allenby (Aus) 72 76, Tim Herron 75 73, Steve Flesch 73 75, Marc Leishman (Aus) 74 74, Mark Brooks 75 73
Missed cut
149 Tim Petrovic 76 73, Billy Mayfair 74 75, John Mallinger 75 74
150 Vijay Singh (Fij) 75 75, Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 67 83, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 77 73, Jason Dufner 77 73, Ken Duke 76 74, Jesper Parnevik (Swe) 81 69
151 Mark Calcavecchia 72 79, Shaun Micheel 73 78, Bo Van Pelt 81 70, Todd Hamilton 73 78, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 73 78, Cliff Kresge 79 72, James Nitties (Aus) 73 78
152 Danny Lee (Nzl) 79 73, Chris Stroud 77 75, Richard S Johnson (Swe) 76 76, Bart Bryant 73 79, Greg Owen (Eng) 74 78, Padraig Harrington (Irl) 75 77, Charles Howell III 75 77
153 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 79 74, Peter Lonard (Aus) 77 76, Kevin Streelman 77 76
154 J.B. Holmes 82 72
155 Charles Warren 77 78, Brian Davis (Eng) 78 77, Justin Rose (Eng) 80 75, James Kamte (Rsa) 77 78, Ryan Moore 75 80
156 Chris Wilson 79 77, Ryan Palmer 80 76
157 John Rollins 80 77, James Driscoll 77 80
158 Adam Scott (Aus) 77 81
159 Parker McLachlin 81 78
161 Brad Faxon 83 78, Kevin Chappell 86 75
WD: Scott Piercy 79, Billy Andrade 76

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