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Kuchar, Steele tied for lead at Memorial

  • Matt Kuchar hits on the 10th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Matt Kuchar hits on the 10th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Matt Kuchar reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Matt Kuchar reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Matt Kuchar hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Matt Kuchar hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

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.