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Jason Dufner Holds Two-Shot PGA Championship Lead Over Furyk

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Golfer Jim Furyk of the United States watches his tee shot during the final round of the 95th PGA Championship on August 11, 2013 in Rochester, New York. Photographer: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Jason Dufner has a two-stroke lead over Jim Furyk with four holes to play at golf’s PGA Championship, the last major tournament of the season.

Dufner, who lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff at the 2011 PGA Championship, is 3-under par through 14 holes today and is 11 under overall. He had birdie putts of less than two feet on the fifth and eighth holes.

Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open winner, is even par through 14 holes today and the 54-hole leader remains 9 under at Oak Hill Country Club outside Rochester, New York.

Henrik Stenson of Sweden is 8 under, one stroke ahead of countryman Jonas Blixt. Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott of Australia is 6 under.

Scott Piercy finished at 5-under par, while David Toms is 4 under, one better than Zach Johnson, Jason Day, Roberto Castro, Dustin Johnson and defending PGA champion Rory McIlroy.

British Open champion Phil Mickelson finished 12-over par for the tournament after a final-round 2-over-par 72, his fourth straight round over par.

Four-time PGA champion Tiger Woods remains winless in his past 18 major tournaments after finishing 4 over. He shot a final-round 70, the eighth straight round at par or worse in two PGA Championship appearances at Oak Hill.

“It’s always frustrating going out there and I’m grinding my tail off coming in just to shoot even par for the day,” Woods said. “And I’m nowhere in it. That’s tough.”

Tim Clark recorded the first hole-in-one of the tournament today, using a hybrid to ace the 220-yard, par-3 11th hole.

To contact the reporters on this story: Erik Matuszewski in Rochester, New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net; Michael Buteau in Rochester, New York at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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