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Stanley (66) continues good run at Memorial

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DUBLIN, Ohio – Kyle Stanley can’t tell you why, but there’s something about Muirfield Village that just works for him.

In five starts at the Memorial, he has two top-10 finishes, including his third-place showing in 2013, and he continued that trend this week with rounds of 67-66 to move into a share of the lead with Joaquin Niemann.

“I really enjoy playing this golf course, it's one of my favorites that we play on Tour, it just really sets up good to my eye,” Stanley said. “Driving the ball, I would say it's a strength of my game and I feel like a course like this kind of caters to a guy that's hitting a lot of fairways.”

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Stanley also said his game has been trending in the right direction the last few months and he’s confident he’s close to a breakthrough thanks to some adjustments he’s made on the greens with his coach Ralph Bauer.

“On the greens I've been a little streaky, so we made a few adjustments coming into this week, just mostly kind of how I'm reading the greens,” said Stanley, who has taken 26 putts in each of his first two rounds. “I haven't looked at a green [reading] book this week, which is something I've been doing pretty much on every putt this whole year.”