Gary Woodland surges into 3rd after two rounds at ‘The Memorial’

Gary Woodland watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Matt Kuchar took advantage of another humid day with little wind for a 6-under 66 to share the early second-round lead with Brendan Steele at the Memorial.

Kuchar won three years ago at Muirfield Village.

Steele had a good tuneup for the Memorial. He played a few matches with Phil Mickelson at home near San Diego. He says the five-time major champion beat him badly, so he knew he needed to step up his game. He shot 67 and joined Kuchar at 12-under 132.

They were one shot ahead of Emiliano Grillo (66) and Gary Woodland (65).

Dustin Johnson, the 18-hole leader, played in the afternoon.

Jason Day struggled with his swing. His efficient short game allowed him to escape with a 71. He was five shots back.

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