Dufner takes the lead in Tampa

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By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington was 12 shots worse without feeling as though he played that badly.

Harrington followed his course-record 61 with a 2-over 73 on Friday in the Transitions Championship. He fell two shots behind Jason Dufner, who had another 66 and has gone two rounds at Innisbrook without making a bogey.

Dufner is 0-for-159 on the PGA Tour, the only player among the top 50 in the world without a win on any tour. But he feels as though he is getting close, and he has given himself another shot this week.

He was at 10-under 132, two ahead of Harrington and William McGirt, who had a 68.

Luke Donald, who could go back to No. 1 with a win this week, had a 68 and was three shots behind.

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