Dufner’s 64 Ups Lead to Two at CareerBuilder
Jason Dufner continued his run at the CareerBuilder Challenge tournament record. He might just need to shatter it if he’s going to win the thing.
Dufner’s 8-under 64 got him to 23-under through 54 holes, just three strokes off the record set by Patrick Reed in 2014. Yet he’s only up two strokes on Jamie Lovemark, who shot a third straight 65 to get to get to 21-under, and Canada’s Adam Hadwin, who shot a 64 of his own to reach 20-under.
Dufner looked ready to run away and hide with the title on the front nine, shooting a 7-under 29 there before coming back to earth with two bogeys and three birdies for a 1-under 35 on the back nine.
Lovemark played a bogey-free round for the second time this weekend, and has just one bogey through 54 holes.
Hadwin, who shot 66-66 on the first two days, went 7-under between holes 3 and 9 on Saturday, bogeyed No. 10, then rattled off three more birdies in a row.
Five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson had another strong round of 66 to reach 17-under. He had six birdies over the course of a bogey-free round.