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Jim Furyk pulls away in a tournament that got away from him twice

Jim Furyk lines up the putt on the 11th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Jim Furyk lines up the putt on the 11th hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Jim Furyk is starting to pull away at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Furyk ran off three birdies in a four-hole stretch late in the second round and shot 4-under 66 to build a five-shot lead at Firestone among the early starters. He was at 8-under 132 and led over Graeme McDowell (71), Danny Lee (72) and Henrik Stenson (69).

Jordan Spieth finally broke par for the first time at Firestone. He had a 68 and was six behind.

Furyk has had two chances to win the Bridgestone Invitational. He lost in a seven-hole playoff to Tiger Woods in 2001 and made a double bogey on his final hole in 2012 to lose by one shot to Keegan Bradley.