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2012 PGA Championship: Jason Dufner Among Big Gainers In Early-Round Play

With the leaders yet to tee off, Cleveland native Jason Dufner is among the big climbers so far in the third round of the 2012 PGA Championships on Saturday. Shooting a 4-under 68 to move to 2-over on the tournament, Dufner jumped 32 spots and currently stands in a tie for 35th place.

Saturday's other big risers so far have been Steve Stricker and Justin Rose, who have moved into ties for seventh and 13th place, respectively. Rose is shooting 4-under through 13 holes, jumping 34 spots, while Stricker is shooting a 4-under through the 10th. Stricker is looking to play his way onto the Ryder Cup team this week, and his strong play today will certainly help that effort.

Fellow Ohio native Ben Curtis is also playing well through six holes, standing at 1-under for the round and moving into a tie for 24th place.

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