The first sign of hope at the Memorial came from the scoreboard, which showed Mathew Goggin coming back to the pack after a blazing start. The second sign came from the gray skies that promised some relief from a brutal test at Dublin, Ohio.
Goggin birdied four of the first five holes before a wild ride of birdies and bogeys that added to an even-par 72, leaving him tied for the lead with Kenny Perry.
They were at 7-under-par 137 and one shot clear of Jerry Kelly.
The scores seemed so much lower on a Muirfield Village course that felt like a major. Only three players broke 70, with Johnson Wagner turning in a 67.
Twenty players didn't break 80, and Sergio Garcia (77), Zach Johnson (79), Jeff Quinney (79), and Masters champ Trevor Immelman (78) made the cut despite some high numbers. Phil Mickelson was tied for 35th after a 75.
LPGA - Karrie Webb shot 66 and shared the lead at 13 under with Sophie Gustafson (65) after two rounds of the Ginn Tribute at Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Host Annika Sorenstam also had a 66, seven shots behind.
Ladies' European - Michelle Wie shot a 3-under 69 to keep pace at the Ladies German Open in Munich, where she was tied for sixth, three shots off Lora Fairclough's lead after the second round.
Champions - R.W. Eaks and Lonnie Nielsen shot 66s to share the first-round lead at the Principal Charity Classic at West Des Moines.
European - Scott Strange shot 66 and extended his lead to four strokes after two rounds of the Wales Open.
Curtis Cup - Amanda Blumenherst and Stacy Lewis each won two matches to help the Americans take a 4-2 lead against Great Britain & Ireland at St. Andrews, Scotland. Alison Walshe of Westford, Mass., teamed with Lewis to win a point for the US.